adjective death·ful \ˈdethfəl\

Definition of deathful

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

  2. 2 archaic :  liable to undergo death :  mortal

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


\-əlē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of deathful

Middle English deethful, from deeth death + -ful

First Known Use: 13th century

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