venomous
1. [ adjective ] harsh or corrosive in tone
Synonyms: bitter blistering acid acrid virulent acerbic sulfurous sulphurous caustic vitriolic acerb
Examples:

"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" "a sulfurous denunciation"

Related terms: unpleasant
2. [ adjective ] extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
Synonyms: virulent deadly
Examples:

"venomous snakes" "a virulent insect bite"

Related terms: toxic
3. [ adjective ] marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful
Synonyms: vicious poisonous
Examples:

"a malevolent lie" "poisonous hate...in his eyes"- Ernest Hemingway "venomous criticism" "vicious gossip"

Related terms: malevolent
Similar spelling:   venomously