deathly
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈdɛθli/
Adjective

deathly (comparative deathlier, superlative deathliest)

  1. Appearing as though dead, or on the verge of death.
    He has a deathly pallor.
    • 1818, [Mary Shelley], chapter VI, in Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. In Three Volumes, volume III, London: Printed [by Macdonald and Son] for Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones, OCLC 830979744 ↗, [https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=emu.010001278703;view=1up;seq=128 page 120]:
      I rushed towards her, and embraced her with ardour; but the deathly languor and coldness of the limbs told me, that what I now held in my arms had ceased to be the Elizabeth whom I had loved and cherished.
  2. Deadly, fatal, causing death.
  3. Extreme.
    He has a deathly fear of crocodiles.
Translations
  • German: tödlich
  • Russian: смерте́льный
Translations
  • German: tödlich
  • Russian: смерте́льный
Translations
  • Russian: смерте́льный
Adverb

deathly

  1. In a way that resembles death.
    He was deathly pale.
  2. Extremely, dreadfully.
    The water was deathly cold.
    He was deathly afraid of crocodiles.



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