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Definition of "venomous" []

  • Secreting and transmitting venom: a venomous snake. (adjective)
  • Full of or containing venom. (adjective)
  • Malicious; spiteful: a venomous remark. See Synonyms at poisonous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "venomous" in a sentence
  • "And a congressman in line for a key leadership position is defending himself against what he calls venomous attacks."
  • "And she's learned how to identify a hot snake -- that is what we call a venomous snake -- she knows not to go in with the camels."
  • "It is a transhistoric symbol which reccurs in venomous rants against Sidon, Byblos, Tyre, Babylon and so on right down to the present day characterisation of the US by Zacarias Moussaoui as the "United Sodom of America"."