(adjective, adverb)


1. having the physical appearance of death

- a deathly pallor

Similar word(s): dead, deathlike

2. causing or capable of causing death

- a deadly enemy

Similar word(s): fatal, deadly, mortal

Sentences with deathly as an adjective:

- He has a deathly pallor.

- He has a deathly fear of crocodiles.


1. to a degree resembling death

- he was deathly pale

2. to an extreme degree

- the night was deathly cold

- as a child, I was deathly afraid of snakes

Similar word(s): exceedingly, extremely, super

Sentences with deathly as an adverb:

- The water was deathly cold.He was deathly afraid of crocodiles.