deadly deadly  /ˈdɛd li/


  1. (adj) causing or capable of causing death
  2. (adj) of an instrument of certain death
  3. (adj) extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
  4. (adj) involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death
  5. (adj) exceedingly harmful
  6. (adj) (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect
  7. (adv) as if dead
  8. (adv) (used as intensives) extremely

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  1. In March the Vatican updated the traditional seven deadly sins with seven new social sins, to bring the list into line with the temptations of the modern world.
  2. Some remain, like leftover land mines, as a deadly postwar risk to civilians.


  1. Deadly wreck blocks traffic on I-85

    Southbound traffic on Interstate 85 was blocked near Shorter as authorities investigated a deadly wreck involving two semitrailers and a third vehicle.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  2. Deadly Okla. tornado widest on record, rare EF5

    The deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week had a record-breaking width of 2.6 miles with winds reaching 295 mph. It was the second top-of-the-scale EF5 twister to hit the area in less than two weeks, the National Weather Service reported Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Washington D.C.

  3. Deadly explosion near U.S. Embassy in Kabul

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – A headline that’s all too common in Kabul, Afghanistan: a deadly attack outside the Supreme Court. A suicide car bomber struck, killing a reported 17 people, and injuring about 40 others. The courthouse is on a busy …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CW39 NewsFix


  1. Bonner said that the alleged rock throwing "is a deadly force encounter, one that justifies the use of deadly force."
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: TJ Bonner Source: Bay Area Indymedia

  2. "We've known for years, even decades, about the harmful, addictive, and often deadly effects of tobacco products. Each year, Americans pay nearly 100 billion dollars in added health care costs due to smoking," Obama told reporters at the White...
    on Jun 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  3. US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker said the bombings showed that a resilient al-Qaida has "found a different, deadly way" to try to destabilize Iraq.
    on Feb 1, 2006 By: Ryan Crocker Source: 940 News

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