venomousness
noun see venomous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • venomousness — index rancor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Venomousness — Venomous Ven om*ous, a. [OE. venemous, venimous, F. venimeux, L. venenosus, fr. venenum poison. See {Venom}, and cf. {Venenose}.] 1. Full of venom; noxious to animal life; poisonous; as, the bite of a serpent may be venomous. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • venomousness — See venomously. * * * …   Universalium

  • venomousness — noun The condition of being venomous …   Wiktionary

  • venomousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A desire to harm others or to see others suffer: despitefulness, ill will, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, malignancy, malignity, meanness, nastiness, poisonousness, spite, spitefulness, viciousness. See ATTITUDE …   English dictionary for students

  • venomousness — ven·om·ous·ness || venÉ™mÉ™snɪs n. poisonousness; hatefulness, viciousness, vindictiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • venomousness — ven·om·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • venomousness — noun see venomous …   Useful english dictionary

  • venomous — adjective Date: 14th century 1. full of venom: as a. poisonous, envenomed b. noxious, pernicious < expose a venomous dope ring Don Porter > c. spiteful, malevolent < venomous criticism > 2. having a venom producing gland and able …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • virulence — noun Date: 1621 the quality or state of being virulent: as a. extreme bitterness or malignity of temper ; rancor b. malignancy, venomousness < ameliorate the virulence of a disease > c. the relative capacity of a pathogen to overcome body… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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