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synonyms for lethal

  • dangerous
  • destructive
  • devastating
  • fatal
  • harmful
  • malignant
  • mortal
  • murderous
  • noxious
  • pernicious
  • poisonous
  • virulent
  • baleful
  • deathly
  • hurtful
  • mortiferous
  • mortuary
  • necrotic
  • pestilent
  • pestilential
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antonyms for lethal

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  • harmless
  • healthy
  • helpful
  • kind
  • wholesome
  • beneficial
  • life-giving
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How to use lethal in a sentence

Military education must be about more than how to effectively apply lethal force and undertake combat operations.
THE U.S. MILITARY NEEDS TO FIGHT EXTREMISM IN ITS OWN RANKS. HERE'S HOWJAMES STAVRIDISFEBRUARY 5, 2021TIME
Variants are emerging that could be more contagious and more lethal than existing strains.
HERE’S WHY VACCINES CAN END OUR COVID NIGHTMARELEANA WENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The mutation appears to spread more easily than other variants, but there is no evidence that it is more lethal or causes more severe illness.
CORONAVIRUS VARIANT FIRST FOUND IN SOUTH AFRICA HAS NOW ARRIVED IN MARYLANDSAMANTHA SCHMIDT, MEAGAN FLYNNJANUARY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The exception is the variant spreading in the United Kingdom, which may be roughly 30 percent more lethal, British scientists said recently, acknowledging their evidence is preliminary.
CORONAVIRUS MUTATIONS ADD URGENCY TO VACCINATION EFFORT AS EXPERTS WARN OF LONG BATTLE AHEADJOEL ACHENBACH, ARIANA EUNJUNG CHAJANUARY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So it’s a highly lethal malignancy where we definitely need to make additional advances.
HOW TO FIX THE INCENTIVES IN CANCER RESEARCH (EP. 449)STEPHEN J. DUBNERJANUARY 28, 2021FREAKONOMICS
The virus had mutated, with a suite of alterations that probably made it more transmissible — and perhaps more lethal.
THE AMAZONIAN CITY THAT HATCHED THE BRAZIL VARIANT HAS BEEN CRUSHED BY ITTERRENCE MCCOY, HELOÍSA TRAIANOJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also suggested for the first time in January that this strain may be more lethal than previous mutations.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS VARIANTSMARISA IATI, ANGELA FRITZJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Individuals affiliated with racially-motivated violent extremism are responsible for the most lethal and violent activity.
GLOBAL RIGHT-WING EXTREMISM NETWORKS ARE GROWING. THE U.S. IS JUST NOW CATCHING UP.BY SEBASTIAN ROTELLAJANUARY 22, 2021PROPUBLICA
Some of the higher-ups were cadets at a time when the chokehold was still taught at the police academy as an alternative to lethal force.
STILL CAN’T BREATHEBY TOPHER SANDERS, PROPUBLICA, AND YOAV GONEN, THE CITY, VIDEO BY LUCAS WALDRON, PROPUBLICAJANUARY 21, 2021PROPUBLICA
Only by tracking how SARS-CoV-2 is changing can scientists hope to stay ahead of the most dangerous and potentially more lethal mutations.
THE COVID-19 VIRUS IS MUTATING. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR VACCINES?ALICE PARKJANUARY 7, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO LETHAL

  • baleful
  • baneful
  • bloodthirsty
  • bloody
  • cannibalistic
  • carcinogenic
  • cruel
  • dangerous
  • death-dealing
  • deathly
  • deleterious
  • destroying
  • destructive
  • fatal
  • grim
  • harmful
  • homicidal
  • injurious
  • internecine
  • killing
  • lethal
  • malignant
  • mortal
  • mortiferous
  • murderous
  • noxious
  • pernicious
  • pestiferous
  • pestilent
  • pestilential
  • poisonous
  • ruthless
  • savage
  • suicidal
  • toxic
  • unrelenting
  • venomous
  • violent
  • virulent
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.