deathliness

deathly

[deth-lee]
adjective
1.
causing death; deadly; fatal.
2.
like death: a deathly silence.
3.
of, pertaining to, or indicating death; morbid: a deathly odor from the sepulcher.
adverb
4.
in the manner of death.
5.
very; utterly: deathly afraid.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English dethlich, Old English dēathlīc. See death, -ly

deathliness, noun
predeathly, adjective

deadly, deathly.
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deathly (ˈdɛθlɪ)
 
adj
1.  deadly
2.  resembling death: a deathly quiet
 
'deathliness
 
n

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deathly
O.E. deaþlic "mortal" (see death). Meaning "deadly" is from late 12c.; that of "death-like" is from 1560s.
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