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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English dethlich, from Old English dēaþlīċ, equivalent to death +‎ -ly.

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AdjectiveEdit

deathly (comparative deathlier or more deathly, superlative deathliest or most deathly)

  1. Appearing as though dead, or on the verge of death.
    He has a deathly pallor.
  2. Fatal, causing death.
  3. Extreme.
    He has a deathly fear of crocodiles.

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AdverbEdit

deathly (comparative more deathly, superlative most deathly)

  1. In a way that resembles death.
    He was deathly pale.
  2. Extremely, dreadfully.
    The water was deathly cold.
    He was deathly afraid of crocodiles.