Deathly meaning

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The definition of deathly is something that is related to or likely to cause death.

A person who is extremely ill and likely to die is an example of someone who would be described as deathly ill.

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Of, resembling, or characteristic of death.

A deathly silence.

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Causing death; fatal.
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In the manner of death.
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Extremely; very.

The night was deathly cold.

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Causing death; deadly.
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Like or characteristic of death.
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In a deathlike way; to a deadly degree.
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Extremely.

Deathly ill.

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Appearing as though dead, or on the verge of death.

He has a deathly pallor.

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Fatal, causing death.
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He has a deathly fear of crocodiles.

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In a way that resembles death.

He was deathly pale.

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The water was deathly cold.

He was deathly afraid of crocodiles.

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