virulent

Part of speech: adverb

Virulently.

Part of speech: noun

VIRULENCE.

Part of speech: adjective

Having the nature of virus; poisonous; malignant.

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Usage examples "virulent":

  1. And then some others appeared to recollect the Norton Bury Mercury, and its virulent attacks on their host- for there ensued an awkward pause, during which I saw Ursula's face beginning to burn. - "John Halifax, Gentleman", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
  2. In the place of the virulent spirit wherewith- Like the polecat, the weasel, and things of that kith- They keep biting the backs of their neighbors! - "The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood", Thomas Hood.
  3. This version of the worm was far more virulent. - "Underground", Suelette Dreyfus.