deadly ADJECTIVE (deadlier, deadliest) 1) causing or able to cause death. 2) (of a voice, glance, etc.) filled with hate. 3) extremely accurate or effective. 4) informal extremely boring.
ADVERB 1) in a way that resembles or suggests death. 2) extremely: she was deadly serious.
DERIVATIVES deadliness noun.

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