Virulency
Virulence Vir"u*lence, Virulency Vir"u*len*cy, n. [Cf. F. virulence, L. virulentia an offensive odor, a stench.] 1. The quality or state of being virulent or venomous; poisonousness; malignancy. [1913 Webster]

2. Extreme bitterness or malignity of disposition. ``Refuted without satirical virulency.'' --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

The virulence of one declaimer, or the profundities and sublimities of the other. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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