deathliness

noun
death·​li·​ness | \ ˈdethlēnə̇s, -lin- \
plural -es

Definition of deathliness

: the quality or state of being deathly

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First Known Use of deathliness

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Deathliness.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deathliness. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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