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poisonous

poi·son·ous

poisonous

pronunciation:
poI z ns
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: filled with or containing poison.
The scorpion has a poisonous sting.
antonyms:
antidotal
similar words:
toxic
definition 2: likely to cause serious harm or death; deadly.
Some berries are poisonous to humans but not to birds.
similar words:
deadly, destructive
definition 3: full of ill will or evil feelings.
She wrote a poisonous letter but decided not to send it.
synonyms:
malicious, vicious
similar words:
cruel, malign
derivations: poisonously (adv.), poisonousness (n.)
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