1. [ adjective ] extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
Synonyms: venomous deadly

"venomous snakes" "a virulent insect bite"

Related terms: toxic
2. [ adjective ] harsh or corrosive in tone
Synonyms: bitter blistering acid acrid venomous acerbic sulfurous sulphurous caustic vitriolic acerb

"an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose" "a barrage of acid comments" "her acrid remarks make her many enemies" "bitter words" "blistering criticism" "caustic jokes" "a sulfurous denunciation"

Related terms: unpleasant
3. [ adjective ] infectious; having the ability to cause disease
Related terms: avirulent deadly highly_infective
Similar spelling:   virulently