virulent
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈvɪɹjələnt/, /ˈvɪɹələnt/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈvɪɹjʊlənt/
Adjective

virulent

  1. (chiefly, medicine, of a disease or disease-causing agent) Highly infectious, malignant or deadly.
  2. (figurative) Hostile to the point of being venomous; intensely acrimonious.
    The politicians were virulent in their hatred of the president.
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