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Poisonous vs. Venomous

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Poisonousadjective

Containing sufficient poison to be dangerous to touch or ingest.

Venomousadjective

Full of venom.

‘The villain tricked him into drinking the venomous concoction.’;

Poisonousadjective

(figuratively) Negative, harmful.

Venomousadjective

Toxic; poisonous.

Poisonousadjective

Having the qualities or effects of poison; venomous; baneful; corrupting; noxious.

Venomousadjective

Noxious; evil.

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Poisonousadjective

having the qualities or effects of a poison

Venomousadjective

Malignant; spiteful; hateful.

‘His attitude toward me is utterly venomous.’;

Poisonousadjective

not safe to eat

Venomousadjective

Producing venom (a toxin usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging) in glands or accumulating venom from food.

‘Do venomous spiders have glands?’;

Poisonousadjective

marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful;

‘a malevolent lie’; ‘poisonous hate...in his eyes’; ‘venomous criticism’; ‘vicious gossip’;

Venomousadjective

powerful

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Venomousadjective

Full of venom; noxious to animal life; poisonous; as, the bite of a serpent may be venomous.

Venomousadjective

Having a poison gland or glands for the secretion of venom, as certain serpents and insects.

Venomousadjective

Noxious; mischievous; malignant; spiteful; as, a venomous progeny; a venomous writer.

Venomousadjective

extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom;

‘venomous snakes’; ‘a virulent insect bite’;

Venomousadjective

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’;

Venomousadjective

marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful;

‘a malevolent lie’; ‘poisonous hate...in his eyes’; ‘venomous criticism’; ‘vicious gossip’;

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