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poi·son·ous

 (poi′zə-nəs)
adj.
1.
a. Containing or being a poison: poisonous fumes.
b. Capable of harming or killing by poison: poisonous tentacles.
2.
a. Full of ill will; malicious or spiteful: a poisonous look.
b. Harmful or destructive: a poisonous precedent.

poi′son·ous·ly adv.
poi′son·ous·ness n.

poisonous

(ˈpɔɪzənəs)
adj
1. (Medicine) having the effects or qualities of a poison
2. (Medicine) capable of killing or inflicting injury; venomous
3. corruptive or malicious
ˈpoisonously adv
ˈpoisonousness n

poi•son•ous

(ˈpɔɪ zə nəs)

adj.
1. full of or containing poison.
2. deeply malicious; malevolent.
[1565–75]
poi′son•ous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.poisonous - having the qualities or effects of a poisonpoisonous - having the qualities or effects of a poison
toxic - of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison; "suffering from exposure to toxic substances"
2.poisonous - not safe to eat
inedible, uneatable - not suitable for food
3.poisonous - marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; "poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip"
malicious - having the nature of or resulting from malice; "malicious gossip"; "took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling

poisonous

adjective
1. toxic, fatal, deadly, lethal, mortal, virulent, noxious, venomous, baneful (archaic), mephitic All parts of the yew tree are poisonous.
2. evil, vicious, malicious, corrupting, pernicious, baleful, baneful (archaic), pestiferous poisonous attacks on the Church

poisonous

adjective
1. Capable of injuring or killing by poison:
2. Characterized by intense ill will or spite:
Slang: bitchy.
Translations
سامسامّسمي
jedovatý
giftig
myrkyllinen
otrovan
mérgesmérgező
eitraîur
有毒な
유해한
strupen
giftig
ซึ่งเป็นพิษ
độc

poisonous

[ˈpɔɪznəs] ADJ
1. [snake etc] → venenoso; [substance, plant, fumes etc] → tóxico
2. (fig) (= damaging) → pernicioso; (= very bad) → horrible, malísimo
this poisonous propagandaesta propaganda perniciosa
the play was poisonousla obra fue horrible
he's a poisonous individuales una persona odiosa

poisonous

[ˈpɔɪzənəs] adj
[snake, spider] → venimeux/euse
[plant, berry] → vénéneux/euse
[substance] → vénéneux/euse
[fumes] → toxique
(fig) (= unpleasant) [comment, suspicion] → pernicieux/eusepoison-pen letter nlettre f anonyme

poisonous

adj
giftig; poisonous mushroomGiftpilz m; poisonous snakeGiftschlange f; whisky on top of beer, that’s absolutely poisonous (inf)Whisky auf Bier, das ist tödlich (inf)
(fig) literature, doctrinezersetzend; remark etcgiftig; poisonous propagandaHetzpropaganda f; she has a poisonous tonguesie hat eine giftige Zunge; he’s a poisonous individualer ist ein richtiger Giftzwerg; a long-standing and poisonous disputeein lang währender und zerrüttender Streit
poisonous stuff (inf: usu hum)Teufelszeug nt

poisonous

[ˈpɔɪznəs] adj
a. (snake, plant) → velenoso/a; (fumes) → venefico/a, tossico/a
b. (fig) (tongue) → velenoso/a; (propaganda) → venefico/a; (ideas, literature) → pernicioso/a; (rumours, individual) → perfido/a (fam) (coffee) → schifoso/a

poison

(ˈpoizn) noun
any substance which causes death or illness when taken into the body. She killed herself by taking poison; (also adjective) poison gas.
verb
1. to kill or harm with poison. He poisoned his wife.
2. to put poison into (food etc). He poisoned her coffee.
ˈpoisoner noun
ˈpoisonous adjective
containing or using poison. That fruit is poisonous; a poisonous snake.
ˈpoisonously adverb
poison-pen letter
an anonymous letter saying wicked things about a person etc.

poisonous

سامّ jedovatý giftig giftig δηλητηριώδης venenoso myrkyllinen venimeux otrovan velenoso 有毒な 유해한 giftig giftig toksyczny venenoso ядовитый giftig ซึ่งเป็นพิษ zehirli độc 有毒的

poi·son·ous

a. venenoso-a; tóxico-a.

poisonous

adj venenoso
References in classic literature ?
The beasts that run on the mountains, and the birds that fly above the trees, have I seen living in the wigwams of men; but never before have I found a Delaware so base as to creep, like a poisonous serpent, into the camps of his nation.
There is no such unwholesome atmosphere as that of an old home, rendered poisonous by one's defunct forefathers and relatives.
On that spot, in very truth, there was, and there had long been, the gnawing and poisonous tooth of bodily pain.
In the instance where three years intervened between the flinging of the two harpoons; and I think it may have been something more than that; the man who darted them happening, in the interval, to go in a trading ship on a voyage to Africa, went ashore there, joined a discovery party, and penetrated far into the interior, where he travelled for a period of nearly two years, often endangered by serpents, savages, tigers, poisonous miasmas, with all the other common perils incident to wandering in the heart of unknown regions.
If we could go to one of those new camps and patch up some kind of terms with the enemy -- yes, but The Boss could not go, and neither could I, for I was among the first that were made sick by the poisonous air bred by those dead thousands.
You are worse than twenty foes, you poisonous friend
Hereupon, a choleric gentleman, who had taken the fourth place on that seat, flew into a most violent passion, and said that it was a breach of contract to mix him up with such villainous company, and that it was poisonous and pernicious and infamous and shameful, and I don't know what else.
Is it possible that you have ventured among those poisonous plants again?
Two little rivers, or rather two swamps, emptied out into this pond, as you might call it; and the foliage round that part of the shore had a kind of poisonous brightness.
Some of your servants were to have private orders to strew a poisonous juice on your shirts and sheets, which would soon make you tear your own flesh, and die in the utmost torture.
I am changed, and the mere touch of Sibyl Vane's hand makes me forget you and all your wrong, fascinating, poisonous, delightful theories.
Shaking with fright and half suffocated by the poisonous breath of the monster, I came out of my tent and crawled down to the sea, feeling that it would be better to plunge from the cliffs and end my life at once than pass such another night of horror.