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See definition of deathly on Dictionary.com
  • adj.suggesting end of life
  • adj.fatal

synonyms for deathly

  • appalling
  • cadaverous
  • corpselike
  • deathlike
  • defunctive
  • dreadful
  • gaunt
  • ghastly
  • grim
  • gruesome
  • haggard
  • horrible
  • macabre
  • pale
  • pallid
  • wan
  • wasted

antonyms for deathly

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  • animated
  • beginning
  • benign
  • blooming
  • blossoming
  • harmless
  • healthful
  • healthy
  • life-giving
  • lively
  • strengthening
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How to use deathly in a sentence

Especially in this pandemic world, with all the people that have gotten deathly ill around us, stopping business operations for a company like that is just a disgusting thought.
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One day in 2010, when oncologist Paul Muizelaar operated on a patient with glioblastoma—a brain tumor infamous for its deathly toll—he did something shocking.
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“The streets were deathly quiet as the horses pulled Lincoln’s car, hearse-like, through the dark streets,” Widmer wrote.
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She bent forward, her chin resting upon her breast, and gradually the deathly sickness passed.
DOPESAX ROHMER
Deathly pale, the teacher took a step toward the window, but hastily turned, and dashed from the room.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Lying there, with hollow cheeks, eyes closed and lips deathly pale, it seemed as if the spirit had already fled.
HUNTED AND HARRIEDR.M. BALLANTYNE
I felt deathly sick, physically sick, fearing she was marked for death, fearing she was reserved for worse than death.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
And she raised her proud head higher, and looked about her and deep down with deathly eyes.
RUDY AND BABETTEHANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
His face had sunk and wore a deathly pallor; the thick, black hair was thin and grey.
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Instantly, as ever, her quick mind grasped the meaning that lay back of the words and her face grew deathly white.
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WORDS RELATED TO DEATHLY

  • ashen
  • bag of bones
  • blanched
  • bloodless
  • consumptive
  • dead
  • deathlike
  • deathly
  • emaciated
  • exsanguinous
  • gaunt
  • ghastly
  • ghostly
  • haggard
  • pallid
  • peaked
  • peaky
  • sallow
  • shadowy
  • sick
  • skeletal
  • skeletonlike
  • skin and bones
  • spectral
  • thin
  • wan
  • wasted
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.