deadly, deathly, mortal(adj)
causing or capable of causing death
"a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
of an instrument of certain death
"deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"
deadly, venomous, virulent(adj)
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
involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death
"the seven deadly sins"
baneful, deadly, pernicious, pestilent(adj)
(of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect
as if dead
madly, insanely, deadly, deucedly, devilishly(adverb)
(used as intensives) extremely
"she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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
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How to use deadly in a sentence?
Handing out deadly drugs through United States is a disaster waiting to happen, risking women's lives to make a political point and a quick profit makes no sense, and we sadly anticipate horror stories when inevitably something goes wrong.
Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer -- which is being proven every single day in the United States, we are aggressively targeting drug dealers responsible for trafficking illicit fentanyl, which has become the most deadly facet of the opioid epidemic. We are committed to slowing the number of overdose deaths and prosecuting those responsible for spreading this most dangerous opioid.
We do not know what has happened to the virus in the past few months, it could have mutated into something more deadly. Until we have a case, it is almost completely impossible to tell.
The death of a citizen resulting from the use of deadly force by the police is different from all other cases and deserves a high level of public scrutiny.
The death toll is higher than the peak yearly death totals from HIV, car crashes, or gun deaths, analysts pointed to two major reasons for the increase: A growing number of Americans are using opioids, and drugs are becoming more deadly ….
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- убийствен, смъртоносен, много скучен, много точенBulgarian
- letal, mortal, mortíferCatalan, Valencian
- smrtící, smrtelný, smrtonosnýCzech
- mortal, letal, mortíferoSpanish
- tylsä, kalman-, tarkka, kuoleman-, mahtava, kuolettava, tappavaFinnish
- fatal, létal, mortelFrench
- mortífero, letal, mortalGalician
- קטלני, קטלניתHebrew
- nāvējošs, nāvīgs, nāvīgiLatvian
- mortal, fatífero, fatal, letal, mortíferoPortuguese
- ucigător, fatalmente, mortal, letalRomanian
- смертельный, смертельно, великолепныйRussian
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