deadly

Definition of deadly

dead´ly
a.1.Capable of causing death; mortal; fatal; destructive; certain or likely to cause death; as, a deadly blow or wound.
2.Aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately hostile; flagitious; as, deadly enemies.
Thy assailant is quick, skillful, and deadly.
- Shak.
3.Subject to death; mortal.
The image of a deadly man.
- Wyclif (Rom. i. 23).
Deadly nightshade
(Bot.) a poisonous plant; belladonna. See under Nightshade.
adv.1.In a manner resembling, or as if produced by, death; deathly.
2.In a manner to occasion death; mortally.
The groanings of a deadly wounded man.
- Ezek. xxx. 24.
3.In an implacable manner; destructively.
4.Extremely.

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