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ven·om·ous

 (vĕn′ə-məs)
adj.
1.
a. Secreting and transmitting venom: a venomous snake.
b. Full of or containing venom: a venomous substance.
2.
a. Malicious; spiteful: a venomous remark.
b. Harmful or destructive: "all the venomous ingredients of corruption" (Garry Wills).

ven′om·ous·ly adv.
ven′om·ous·ness n.

ven•om•ous

(ˈvɛn ə məs)

adj.
1. (of an animal) having a gland or glands for secreting venom; able to inflict a poisonous bite or sting.
2. full of or containing venom; poisonous.
3. spiteful; malignant.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French]
ven′om•ous•ly, adv.
ven′om•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.venomous - extremely poisonous or injuriousvenomous - extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"
toxic - of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison; "suffering from exposure to toxic substances"
2.venomous - 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

venomous

adjective
2. poisonous, poison, toxic, virulent, noxious, baneful (archaic), envenomed, mephitic The adder is Britain's only venomous snake.
poisonous harmless, nontoxic, nonpoisonous, nonvenomous

venomous

adjective
1. Capable of injuring or killing by poison:
2. Characterized by intense ill will or spite:
Slang: bitchy.
Translations
حاقِد، مَليء بالضَّغينَهسام
jedovatýjízlivý
giftigondskabsfuld
myrkyllinen
epés
eitraîurillkvittinn
kin/garaz doluzehirli

venomous

[ˈvenəməs] ADJ (lit) → venenoso (fig) [look] → maligno; [tongue] → viperino

venomous

[ˈvɛnəməs] adj
[snake, spider] → venimeux/euse
(fig) [person] → venimeux/euse, fielleux/euse; [attack] → venimeux/euse

venomous

adj (lit, fig)giftig; tone alsogehässig; tongue alsoscharf, böse; attackscharf; sarcasmbeißend; hatredvernichtend, tödlich; venomous snakeGiftschlange f

venomous

[ˈvɛnəməs] adj (also) (fig) → velenoso/a

venom

(ˈvenəm) noun
1. the poison produced by some snakes, scorpions etc, transmitted by biting or stinging. the venom of a cobra.
2. great ill-feeling, anger etc. He spoke with venom.
ˈvenomous adjective
1. (of snakes etc) poisonous. venomous reptiles.
2. (of people, their words etc) full of ill-feeling. a venomous speech.
ˈvenomously adverb

venomous

a. venenoso-a, tóxico-a.

venomous

adj venenoso
References in classic literature ?
But if it be stopped, and cannot have his way, it becometh adust, and thereby malign and venomous.
It came into my mind when I began to chew it that perhaps it might be that venomous herb against which no antidote had yet been found, but persuading myself afterwards that my fears were merely chimerical, I continued to chew it, till a man accidentally meeting me, and seeing me with a handful of it, cried out to me that I was poisoned; I had happily not swallowed any of it, and throwing out what I had in my mouth, I returned God thanks for this instance of his protection.
The king's son ascended, but instead of finding his dearest Rapunzel, he found the enchantress, who gazed at him with wicked and venomous looks.
Thy tongue is as venomous as that of the she-banth O-Tar sent to The Towers of Jetan," he said.
It was for this venomous performance rather than for his lies, impudence, and laziness that his uncle used to knock him down.
She moved towards him with her hands extended, and had just seized him when the catch of the locked box--due to some movement from within-- flew open, and the king-cobra-killer flew at her with a venomous fury impossible to describe.
Then Da Souza cringed no longer, and there shot from his black eyes the venomous twinkle of the serpent whose fangs are out.
Finally, with a venomous access of irritation, I said I would leave without the sock; so I rose up and made straight for the door--as I supposed--and suddenly confronted my dim spectral image in the unbroken mirror.
She'll snap at the master himself, and as good as dares him to thrash her; and the more hurt she gets, the more venomous she grows.
Some looked neither to the right hand nor the left, and knew not that he was there; some merely glanced that way, without admitting the slumberer among their busy thoughts; some laughed to see how soundly he slept; and several, whose hearts were brimming full of scorn, ejected their venomous superfluity on David Swan.
There are no venomous reptiles, and no snakes of any description to be found in any of the valleys.
Like a venomous snake the man leaped toward the stern of the boat, and with a single swift blow struck Tarzan across the head with the heavy paddle.