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Old English dēadlīċ (adj.), dēadlīċe (adv.).

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Deadly (comparative deadlier or more Deadly, superlative deadliest or most Deadly)

Positive
Deadly

Comparative
deadlier or more Deadly

Superlative
deadliest or most Deadly

  1. lethal
  2. (by extension) very accurate (of aiming with a bow, firearm, etc.)
  3. (informal) very boring
  4. (informal) excellent, awesome, cool

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Deadly (comparative more Deadly, superlative most Deadly)

Positive
Deadly

Comparative
more Deadly

Superlative
most Deadly

  1. (obsolete) Fatally, mortally.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, p. 16:
      perceiving himselfe deadly wounded by a shot received in his body, being by his men perswaded to come off and retire himselfe from out the throng, answered, he would not now so neere his end, begin to turn his face from his enemie
  2. In a way which suggests death.
    Her face suddenly became deadly white.

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