vir·u·lent /-lənt/ 形容詞
1. Extremely poisonous or venomous; very active in doing injury.
A contagious disorder rendered more virulent by uncleanness. --Sir W. Scott.
2. Very bitter in enmity; actuated by a desire to injure; malignant; as, a virulent invective.
adj 1: extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous
snakes"; "a virulent insect bite" [syn: deadly, venomous]
2: infectious; having the ability to cause disease [ant: avirulent]
3: harsh or corrosive in tone; "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 about political
assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a
sulfurous denunciation" [syn: acerb, acerbic, acid,
acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous,