Synonyms for virulent

Synonyms for (adjective) virulent

Synonyms: virulent

Definition: infectious; having the ability to cause disease

Similar words: highly infective

Definition: (of a microorganism) extremely infective

Usage: a highly infective organism


Similar words: deadly

Definition: (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect


Synonyms: sulfurous, sulphurous, caustic, blistering, bitter, acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, virulent, vitriolic

Definition: harsh or corrosive in tone

Usage: 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 about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics; a sulfurous denunciation; a vitriolic critique

Similar words: unpleasant

Definition: disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

Usage: an unpleasant personality; unpleasant repercussions; unpleasant odors


Synonyms: deadly, venomous, virulent

Definition: extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom

Usage: venomous snakes; a virulent insect bite

Similar words: toxic

Definition: of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison

Usage: suffering from exposure to toxic substances