deadly

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɛdli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɛdli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dedlē)


Inflections of 'deadly' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
deadlier
adj comparative
deadliest
adj superlative
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deadly

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a deadly [virus, illness]
  2. a deadly attack on [Paris]
  3. the deadly attack on [Monday]
  4. [is, can be] deadly to [humans]
  5. a deadly [drug, addiction]
  6. the most deadly [poison, spider] (known)
  7. is (even) more deadly than
  8. [locked, engaged] in deadly combat
  9. [arrested for, charged with] assault with a deadly weapon
  10. [search, hunt, look] for deadly weapons
  11. the use of deadly force (against)
  12. religion: the Seven Deadly Sins
  13. look deadly [pale, white]
  14. was deadly serious about
  15. [found, noticed] a deadly silence
  16. was [done, carried out] in deadly silence
  17. deadly and [destructive, dangerous, addictive]
  18. that is a deadly combination!
  19. [are, make, constitute] a deadly combination
  20. a deadly combination of
  21. UK: a (rather) deadly [lecture, class, conference, meeting]
  22. UK: the [lecture] was deadly dull
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