deathful

adjective
death·​ful | \ˈdethfəl\

Definition of deathful 

1 archaic : full of or threatening death : deadly, murderous, destructive, bloody

2 archaic : liable to undergo death : mortal

3 : like death : having the appearance of death : deathly on his deathful face … a look of pain and baffled anger— Richard Hofstadter

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Other Words from deathful

deathfully \-​əlē \ adverb

First Known Use of deathful

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for deathful

Middle English deethful, from deeth death + -ful

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