from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, resembling, or characteristic of death: a deathly silence.
- adj. Causing death; fatal.
- adv. In the manner of death.
- adv. Extremely; very: The night was deathly cold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Appearing as though dead, or on the verge of death.
- adj. Fatal, causing death.
- adj. Extreme.
- adv. With reference to death.
- adv. Extremely, dreadfully.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Deadly; fatal; mortal; destructive.
- adv. Deadly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like or characteristic of death; partaking of the nature or appearance of death: as, a deathly swoon; deathly pallor.
- Threatening death; fatal; mortal; deadly.
- Synonyms See deadly.
- So as to resemble a dead person, or death.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. to a degree resembling death
- adj. causing or capable of causing death
- adj. having the physical appearance of death
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