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Adjective
Causing, or able to cause, death
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“It describes what happens when a deadly plague strikes the French-Algerian town of Oran, and how various people react to it, especially when the whole town is quarantined.”
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Like, resembling, or suggestive of, death or the dead
“His face was deadly pale, and the blood trickling down lent a ghastly horror to his countenance.”
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Filled with hatred or intense rivalry (towards another or each other)
“The Apaches and Comanches became deadly enemies, and their enmity was to affect Spanish policy toward these tribal groups.”
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To a great or extreme degree
“Freeman was now speaking in deadly earnest about rainforests as the lungs of our planet.”
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To an absolute degree
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“Even though what most of us do most of the time looks just like play, we are doing it with deadly seriousness.”
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Extremely accurate, effective, or skillful
“They felt victimized and betrayed by Lawrence's deadly portrayal of Percy's character and the coincidental depiction of his death.”
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(informal) Extremely boring
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“Now, at school, I was forced to sit in classes, to take notes and exams, to use textbooks that were flat, impersonal, deadly.”
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Causing or characterized by extreme distress or sorrow
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Dangerous or perilous
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Overly formal, pompous or conventional
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Displaying outstanding skill, knowledge, or experience in a given field
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Characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease
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Not capable of being repaired, cured, regained, or undone
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So bad as to be unable to be forgiven or excused
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Arousing or meriting strong disgust, aversion, or displeasure
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Defiantly aggressive or bad-tempered
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To a very large or great degree
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“The fluency of his sanctimonious words and the dialogue with his future victims are both humorous and deadly efficacious.”
Adverb
Adverb for no longer alive
“The dead soldiers were honored for their courage and valor.”
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Adverb for lacking emotion, sympathy, or sensitivity
“He knew that he really needed to have a shower, but he felt dead to the world.”
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Adverb for feeling tired, fatigued or weary
“I am feeling absolutely dead after a grueling, high-intensity workout.”
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Adverb for no longer in use
“This archaic language is effectively dead and is studied only by a few dedicated scholars.”
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Adverb for physically broken or no longer functioning
“The juicer was dead and I began panicking about how I was going to get all that green goodness into me.”
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Adverb for lacking energy, liveliness or animation
“You've got a fast car, and I've got a plan to get us out of this dead little town.”
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Adverb for devoid of life or activity
“The building has provided an injection of urbanity to what at the time was a dead wasteland.”
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Adverb for unsuitable for, or inconducive to, growing crops or vegetation
“The land was dead and would not produce any more crops.”
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Adverb for physically numb and incapable of feeling
“I had a dead arm from sleeping on it when I turned onto my side.”
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Adverb for consistently accurate
“And when it comes to shooting, Bob is a dead shot with a six-gun or a rifle.”
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