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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE POISONOUS

But the moderns have invented a much subtler and more poisonous kind of eulogy.

All weapons were alike to him, and he was ever taking sharper and more poisonous ones.

The chesketaw is a venomous fly like the mosquito, but bigger and more poisonous.

It was delicious; but so was the devil's fruit of mariners' tales—the more delicious the more poisonous.

Pipes with short stems are more injurious because more poisonous volatile substances are inhaled.

Day by day appeared pamphlets, each one more poisonous than its predecessor.

Nothing of course is more poisonous to the aggrieved one than to stifle his grievance absolutely.

(p. 442) But it was the more poisonous virus of Secession which finally laid their proud city low.

The female of this kind of scorpion is more poisonous than the male, and is said to cause double stings.

Substances with double carbon linkings are more poisonous than the corresponding saturated substances.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from poison (n.) + -ous. Failed 16c. rivals were poisonsome, poisonful, poisony. Earlier poisoned was used (late 15c.). Related: Poisonously; poisonousness.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.