What does the word virulent mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Virulently.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Having the nature of virus; poisonous; malignant.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Thomas Hood
  3. This version of the worm was far more virulent. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus