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dead +‎ -ish


deadish (comparative more deadish, superlative most deadish)

  1. Somewhat dead, dull, or lifeless.
    • A. Stafford
      The lips put on a deadish paleness.
    • Grant Naylor, Better Than Life
      The engines are sort of deadish, but that's not a matter that should concern you.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for deadish in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)