Readest vs Deadest - What's the difference?

readest | deadest |


As a verb readest

is (archaic) second person singular, present tense of read.

As an adjective deadest is

(figurative or humorous) (dead); most dead .

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readest

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Verb

(head)
  • (archaic) second person singular, present tense of read
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    deadest

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    Adjective

    (head)
  • (figurative or humorous) (dead); most dead.
  • * 1848 , Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre [http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=111242393&textreg=1&query=deadest&id=BroJanI]
  • What crime was this, that lived incarnate in this sequestered mansion, and could neither be expelled nor subdued by the owner? -- what mystery, that broke out now in fire and now in blood, at the deadest hours of night?
  • * 1915 , Kenneth Grahame, The Golden Age [http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=326352999&tag=Grahame,+Kenneth:+The+Golden+Age,+1915&query=deadest&id=GraGold]
  • Here Rosa fell flat on her back in the deadest of faints. Her limbs were rigid, her eyes glassy; what had Jerry been doing? It must have been something very bad, for her to take on like that.

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