An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (lethal)
a. mortal
Some spiders have a deadly poison.Algunas arañas tienen un veneno mortal.
b. letal
The hurricane moved ashore with deadly force.El huracán se desplazó a tierra con fuerza letal.
c. mortífero
He was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.Fue detenido por asalto con un arma mortífera.
2. (unerring)
a. infalible
Pam has deadly aim with a bowling ball.Pam tiene una puntería infalible con una bola de boliche.
3. (extreme)
a. a muerte
They can't be in the same place together. They're deadly enemies.No pueden estar juntos en el mismo lugar. Son enemigos a muerte.
b. sepulcral
There was a deadly silence after the explosion.Se hizo un silencio sepulcral después de la explosión.
4. (religious)
a. capital
He was tormented by the pain of being unable to receive the Eucharist after committing a deadly sin.Estaba atormentado por el dolor de no poder recibir la Eucaristía después de cometer un pecado capital.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(very boring)
a. aburridísimo
Jacobo's party was deadly until the strippers showed up.La fiesta de Jacobo estaba aburridísima, hasta que llegaron las bailarinas desnudistas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (extremely)
a. de muerte
I arrived deadly tired in Sydney after two days of traveling.Llegué con un cansancio de muerte en Sydney después de viajar por dos días.
b. muy
You've got to be kidding. - No. I'm deadly serious. I'm going to do it.Tienes que estar bromeando. - No, lo digo muy en serio. Lo voy a hacer.
c. terriblemente
This game is deadly boring. Let’s play something else.Este juego es terriblemente aburrido. Vamos a jugar otra cosa.
d. mortalmente
After last night’s party, I’m deadly tired.Después de la fiesta de anoche, estoy mortalmente cansado.
e. completamente
His monologue is funny, but also deadly serious.Su monólogo es chistoso, pero también completamente serio.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (poison, blow, enemy)
a. mortal, mortífero(a)
2. (weapon)
a. mortífero(a)
3. (pallor)
a. cadavérico(a)
4. (silence)
a. sepulcral
deadly nightshadebelladona f
5. (colloquial)
a. aburridísimo(a) (boring)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (very)
deadly accuratetremendamente exacto(a)
deadly boringmortalmente aburrido(a)
to be deadly serious about somethingdecir algo completamente en serio
deadly [ˈdedlɪ]
deadlier (comparative)deadliest (superlative)
1 (lethal) [+poison, disease, combination] mortal; [+weapon, attack] mortífero
he has a deadly aim with a rifle tiene una puntería infalible con el rifle
to use deadly force (against sb) (Police) (Mil) abrir fuego (contra algn)
the police were authorized to use deadly force against the demonstrators
2 (devastating)
with deadly accuracy (Dep) etc con precisión mortífera; (Mil) etc con precisión letal or mortal
FedererAndre Agassi served and returned with deadly accuracy to beat Becker in straight sets From the wedge to the 5-iron I am looking for deadly accuracy, not distance He threw grenades with deadly accuracy, getting as close to the enemy as possible a deadly [combination] of ...
he was in deadly earnest iba muy en serio
the newscaster stated in deadly earnest that ...
to be deadly enemies ser enemigos mortales; ser enemigos a muerte
she argued with deadly logic argumentaba con una lógica aplastante
she levelled a deadly look at Nick le lanzó una mirada asesina a Nick
there was deadly silence se hizo un silencio sepulcral
3 (very boring) aburridísimo
it was deadly cold hacía un frío de muerte
the trip was deadly dull el viaje fue un aburrimiento de muerte; el viaje fue aburridísimo
she was deadly pale estaba pálida como un cadáver; tenía una palidez cadavérica (literary)
she thought he was joking but he was deadly serious ella pensaba que bromeaba, pero lo decía completamente en serio
deadly nightshade (n) belladona (f)
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