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See definition of virulent on Dictionary.com
  • adj.poisonous, lethal
  • adj.hostile

synonyms for virulent

  • deadly
  • destructive
  • fatal
  • malignant
  • pernicious
  • baneful
  • harmful
  • infective
  • injurious
  • malign
  • mephitic
  • poison
  • septic
  • toxic
  • toxicant
  • unhealthy
  • unwholesome
  • venomous
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antonyms for virulent

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  • harmless
  • healthful
  • helpful
  • wholesome
  • gentle
  • healthy
  • kind
  • nice
  • nonpoisonous
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Throughout the autumn, towns all over the Midwest in conservative states where Republican governors have avoided mask mandates have tried to pass their own restrictions, often prompting virulent community debate.
A RURAL S.D. COMMUNITY IGNORED THE VIRUS FOR MONTHS. THEN PEOPLE STARTED DYING.ANNIE GOWENDECEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
This didn’t work with such a virulent disease that started spreading around the world.
CHINA BEAT THE CORONAVIRUS WITH SCIENCE AND STRONG PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES, NOT JUST WITH AUTHORITARIANISMLGBTQ-EDITORNOVEMBER 23, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
You can also see another period of excess deaths from December 2017 to January 2018, attributable to an unusually virulent flu strain that season.
279,700 EXTRA DEATHS IN THE US SO FAR IN THIS PANDEMIC YEARLGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 15, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
To do so, we can use the fact that the virus has not become more or less virulent over the course of the pandemic.
HOW TO ASSESS RISKS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMICPRADEEP MUTALIKSEPTEMBER 25, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
This can be achieved by becoming a guest post rockstar and willing to withstand a lot of virulent rejections.
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The tobacco plant, as is well known, produces a virulent poison known as Nicotine.
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The bacillus remains virulent a long time after it leaves the human body, but it is soon killed by sunlight.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
If I add that he is in one respect to be included among the most virulent, I do not necessarily detract from his value.
DEVIL-WORSHIP IN FRANCEARTHUR EDWARD WAITE
The scientists of Sator knew that the virus was virulent; in fact, too virulent for its own good.
ISLANDS OF SPACEJOHN W CAMPBELL
It was almost too abundant; like a rich, virulent weed it grew triumphant.
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
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WORDS RELATED TO VIRULENT

  • acrimonious
  • alienated
  • antagonistic
  • begrudging
  • biting
  • caustic
  • crabby
  • divided
  • embittered
  • estranged
  • fierce
  • freezing
  • hateful
  • intense
  • irreconcilable
  • morose
  • rancorous
  • resentful
  • sardonic
  • severe
  • sore
  • sour
  • stinging
  • sullen
  • virulent
  • vitriolic
  • with chip on shoulder
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