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Dictionary definition for: Venomous

1. (s) extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes" "a virulent insect bite"

2. (s) harsh or corrosive in tone; "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

3. (s) marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; "a malevolent lie" "poisonous hate...in his eyes"- Ernest Hemingway; "venomous criticism" "vicious gossip"

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