deadliness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English dedlinesse, deadlicnesse, from Old English *dēadlīcnes, equivalent to deadly +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

deadliness (usually uncountable, plural deadlinesses)

  1. The degree to which a thing is deadly.
  2. The quality of being deadly.
  3. Tedium, or the quality of being boring