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Synonyms for deadly
ˈdɛd lidead·ly

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  1. deadly

    Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.

    bad, baneful, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome

    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

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  1. deadly

    mortal, fatal, malignant, baleful, pernicious, noxious, venomous, destructive, baneful, implacable

    vital, life-giving, healthful, wholesome, nutritious

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. deadly, deathly, mortaladjective

    causing or capable of causing death

    "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"

    mortal, deathly, baneful, venomous, pestilent, lethal, virulent, deathlike, pernicious, mortal(a)

    pardonable, innocuous, nontoxic, nonfatal, avirulent, atoxic

  2. deadly, lethaladjective

    of an instrument of certain death

    "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"

    mortal, deathly, baneful, venomous, pestilent, lethal, virulent, pernicious, mortal(a)

    innocuous, nonfatal, avirulent, atoxic, pardonable, nontoxic

  3. deadly, venomous, virulentadjective

    extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom

    "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"

    virulent, blistering, pestilent, mortal(a), pernicious, sulfurous, mortal, baneful, acerbic, venomous, sulphurous, caustic, deathly, lethal, acrid, poisonous, vicious, acid, vitriolic, bitter, acerb

    innocuous, nontoxic, nonfatal, avirulent, pardonable, atoxic

  4. deadly, mortal(a)adjective

    involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death

    "the seven deadly sins"

    nonfatal, innocuous, atoxic, pardonable, nontoxic, avirulent

  5. baneful, deadly, pernicious, pestilentadjective

    exceedingly harmful

    pernicious, pestiferous, deathly, virulent, baneful, venomous, baleful, mortal, insidious, lethal, pestilent, plaguey, subtle, pestilential, mortal(a)

    pardonable, nonfatal, atoxic, avirulent, nontoxic, innocuous

  6. deadlyadverb

    (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect

    mortal, deathly, baneful, venomous, pestilent, lethal, virulent, pernicious, mortal(a)

    innocuous, avirulent, nonfatal, pardonable, atoxic, nontoxic

  7. deadly, lifelesslyadverb

    as if dead

    lifelessly, madly, devilishly, insanely, deucedly

    pardonable, atoxic, avirulent, nontoxic, nonfatal, innocuous

  8. madly, insanely, deadly, deucedly, devilishlyadverb

    (used as intensives) extremely

    "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous"

    lifelessly, devilishly, fiendishly, dementedly, insanely, diabolically, madly, deucedly, devilish, crazily, frantically

    avirulent, nonfatal, pardonable, innocuous, nontoxic, atoxic

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. deadlyadjective

    mortal, fatal, destructive, deleterious, noxious, murderous

  2. deadlyadjective

    implacable, rancorous, sanguinary

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. deadlyadjective

    fatal, mortal, lethal, lethiferous, noxious, internecine, implacable, unrelenting

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  1. Vince Champion:

    If the Taser is a deadly weapon and that was pointed at our officer he has full authority to use deadly force.

  2. Juvenal:

    Luxury is more deadly than any foe.

  3. Kamala Harris:

    We are breaking records of the number of people that are contracting, a deadly virus, and this administration fails to take personal responsibility or responsibility in terms of leading the nation through this dangerous, dangerous and deadly mass casualty event, and that's why President Donald Trump have forfeited President Donald Trump right to a second term in office.

  4. Walter Bagehot:

    The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.

  5. Andrew Brown:

    When weighing the degree of force used, a prosecutor must pay careful attention to the facts and circumstances of each particular case including the severity of the crime at issue, whether the suspect poses an immediate threat to the safety of officers or others, and whether he is actively resisting arrest or attempting to evade arrest by flight, i find the facts of this case clearly illustrate the officers who used deadly force on Andrew Brown Jr. did so reasonably and only when a violent felon used a deadly weapon to place their lives in danger.

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