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Pronunciation: /ˈdedli/

Translation of deadly in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-lier, -liest)

  • 1 1.1 (fatal) [disease/poison/blow] mortal; [weapon] mortífero; [combat] a muerte 1.2 (unerring) [aim] certero, infalible
    Example sentences
    • Practice this in front of a mirror until you can slightly part your lips and silently hit a target with deadly accuracy.
    • Each strike and block was performed with flawless, deadly accuracy.
    • Hinting at the timepiece's capacity for deadly accuracy, he adds: ‘It was twenty-four minutes past midnight.’
    1.3 (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) [seriousness] enorme; [enemy/rival] a muerte [sin] [Religion/Religión] capital in deadly silence en un silencio sepulcral
    Example sentences
    • It is also important to remember that every driver on the highway is armed with a weapon more deadly and dangerous than any firearm: a motor vehicle.
    • The 2003 death toll from the deadly virus was only one.
    • In Doomsday Book the twenty-first century is stricken by yet another pandemic, almost as deadly as the Black Death was in the fourteenth.
    Example sentences
    • Their hate campaign is paying deadly dividends.
    • An unearthly calm seemed to come over him then, and there was a feeling of deadly malice, of hate and violence radiating from him that made her flinch from his stare.
    • Voice hated Azrael with a deadly passion.
    Example sentences
    • Morgan Freeman was now speaking in deadly earnest about Rainforests as the Lungs of Our Planet.
    • Byron may have been playing at soldiers, but at the same time he was in deadly earnest.
    • There are things of deadly earnest that can only be mentioned under the cover of a joke.
  • 2 (dull, boring) [colloquial/familiar] [play/book/party] funesto, aburridísimo
    Example sentences
    • Viewers today typically consider busts academic, boring, deadly; in a museum, they are what you walk past on the way to the Impressionists.
    • As a result, cultural choice is increasingly restricted, and a bland sameness, deadly and soporific, threatens the cultural landscape.
    • I barely even notice the battle anymore through the deadly monotony.
    Example sentences
    • Breakfast was deadly!! The best breakfast potatoes I think I’ve ever had.
    • Just like to say it was deadly today. Had great fun.


  • (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) [dull/boring] terriblemente you must be joking! — no, I'm deadly serious lo dices en broma ¿no? — no, lo digo muy en serio

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