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synonyms for virulence

  • acerbity
  • acrimony
  • animosity
  • animus
  • annoyance
  • antagonism
  • bitterness
  • choler
  • cynicism
  • displeasure
  • dudgeon
  • embitterment
  • exacerbation
  • exasperation
  • fog
  • fury
  • gall
  • grudge
  • huff
  • hurt
  • indignation
  • ire
  • irritation
  • malice
  • malignity
  • miff
  • offense
  • outrage
  • passion
  • perturbation
  • pique
  • rage
  • rancor
  • rise
  • spite
  • umbrage
  • vehemence
  • vexation
  • virulency
  • wrath
  • bad feeling
  • ill feeling
  • ill will
  • rancorousness
  • resentfulness
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antonyms for virulence

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  • calm
  • calmness
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • delight
  • glee
  • good will
  • happiness
  • joy
  • kindness
  • like
  • love
  • pleasure
  • sweetness
  • sympathy
  • understanding
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How to use virulence in a sentence

The idea of increasing virulence, or increasing transmissibility, was not really something that most scientists had ever thought about doing.
A SCIENCE IN THE SHADOWSDAVID WILLMAN, MADISON MULLERAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was an unprecedented moment, and Lopez and Affleck were both clearly unprepared for the virulence of the attention they brought down on themselves.
THE JENNIFER LOPEZ-BEN AFFLECK RECOUPLING IS THE GREATEST GOSSIP STORY WE’VE HAD IN YEARSCONSTANCE GRADYAUGUST 24, 2021VOX
Also, the biology of this virus is such that its virulence will most likely continue to increase rather than decrease, at least in the short term.
“WE NEVER CREATED A SUPERVIRUS.” RALPH BARIC EXPLAINS GAIN-OF-FUNCTION RESEARCH.ROWAN JACOBSENJULY 26, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
These common viruses are showing up at a distinctly uncommon time of year — and sometimes with uncommon virulence among children whose immune systems did not begin building up familiarity with them while the pandemic kept people isolated at home.
AS CORONAVIRUS RECEDES, COLDS AND COMMON VIRUSES ARE BACK — ESPECIALLY AMONG CHILDRENAMY GOLDSTEIN, FENIT NIRAPPILJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
With so-called “gain of function” experiments, for instance, scientists genetically manipulate viruses to probe their evolution—sometimes in ways that boost virulence or transmissibility.
DID THE CORONAVIRUS LEAK FROM A LAB? THESE SCIENTISTS SAY WE SHOULDN’T RULE IT OUT.NIALL FIRTHMARCH 18, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Buckley’s editorial declared that the Birch Society had reached “a new level of virulence, a new level of panic.”
LONG BEFORE QANON, RONALD REAGAN AND THE GOP PURGED JOHN BIRCH EXTREMISTS FROM THE PARTYERICK TRICKEYJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We know that it almost certainly does not increase virulence, it isn’t a more deadly virus, number one.
DR. FAUCI ON WHEN LIFE WILL RETURN TO ‘NORMAL’ANNA ROTHSCHILDDECEMBER 22, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
By this thinking, if a germ requires a mobile host to spread, its virulence will, of necessity, decline.
WILL THE CORONAVIRUS EVOLVE TO BE LESS DEADLY?WENDY ORENTNOVEMBER 15, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
At his instigation a persecution of unprecedented virulence raged like an epidemic throughout the empire.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
I drew my sword, and threatened him but he was insensible to his danger; he reviled me, he spat at me with a child's virulence.
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WORDS RELATED TO VIRULENCE

  • acerbity
  • animosity
  • antipathy
  • asperity
  • astringency
  • belligerence
  • bitterness
  • churlishness
  • crankiness
  • harshness
  • ill will
  • irascibility
  • malevolence
  • malice
  • mordancy
  • peevishness
  • rancor
  • rudeness
  • sarcasm
  • spite
  • tartness
  • unkindness
  • virulence
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