Synonyms for deadliness

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There was the deadliness of the story: its lack of malice, even of resentment.

Silently and with deadliness apparent in every move they approached him.

Slander nips it like a frost; in deadliness it is second only to ridicule.

But the knowledge of his deadliness kept him from being made a target.

As to Navel-ill, much has been written on the deadliness of the complaint.

He was deadly quiet about it; and the deadliness and quietness subdued her.

The only difference between them is the varying degree of deadliness.

The deadliness that had been in the gray eyes was in the voice now.

But there was one circumstance which gave it a deadliness all its own.

The pack forgets all its knowledge of the deadliness of men in the starving times.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English deadlic "mortal, subject to death," also "causing death;" see dead + -ly (1). Meaning "having the capacity to kill" is from late 14c. (Old English words for this included deaðbærlic, deaðberende).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEADLINESS

fatality

noundeath, loss; ability to cause such
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