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Meaning of deadly

dead•ly

Pronunciation: (ded'lē), [key]
— adj., adv. -li•er, -li•est,
—adj.
  1. causing or tending to cause death; fatal; lethal: a deadly poison.
  2. aiming to kill or destroy; implacable: a deadly enemy.
  3. like death: a deadly pallor.
  4. excruciatingly boring: The dinner party was absolutely deadly.
  5. excessive; inordinate: deadly haste.
  6. extremely accurate: Annie Oakley was a deadly shot.
—adv.
  1. in a manner resembling or suggesting death: deadly pale.
  2. excessively; completely: deadly dull.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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