scathely

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *scathli, *skatheli(adjective), equivalent to scathe +‎ -ly. Compare Middle English scathli, skatheli(with injury or harm, adverb).

Adjective[edit]

scathely ‎(comparative scathelier or more scathely, superlative scatheliest or most scathely)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) Harmful; scatheful.