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Synonyms for poisonous
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poisonous, toxicant(adj)

    having the qualities or effects of a poison

    Synonyms:
    venomous, toxicant, vicious

    Antonyms:
    nontoxic, comestible, atoxic, eatable, unmalicious, edible

  2. poisonous(adj)

    not safe to eat

    Synonyms:
    venomous, toxicant, vicious

    Antonyms:
    atoxic, comestible, unmalicious, edible, nontoxic, eatable

  3. poisonous, venomous, vicious(adj)

    marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful

    "poisonous hate"; "venomous criticism"; "vicious gossip"

    Synonyms:
    virulent, toxicant, deplorable, savage, barbarous, reprehensible, fell, venomous, criminal, condemnable, roughshod, cruel, evil, vicious, deadly, brutal

    Antonyms:
    eatable, unmalicious, atoxic, comestible, nontoxic, edible

Wiktionary

  1. poisonous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    venomous, attery, toxic

  2. poisonous(adjective)

    Containing sufficient poison to be dangerous

    Synonyms:
    toxic, attery, venomous

  3. poisonous(adjective)

    Inedible due to containing poison; poisonous to eat

    Synonyms:
    attery, venomous, toxic

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. poisonous

    Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.

    Synonyms:
    bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome

    Antonyms:
    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. poisonous

    Synonyms:
    venomous, infect ant, vicious, corruptive, vitiative, noxious, baneful, malignant, morbific, peccant, virulent, pestiferous, mephitic, deleterious

    Antonyms:
    wholesome, genial, beneficial, sanative, invigorative, healthful, innoxious, restorative, remedial, hygeian

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. poisonous(a)

    Synonyms:
    toxic, toxical, venomous, noxious, baneful, virulent, malignant

    Antonyms:
    nonpoisonous, antidotal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "poisonous":

    toxic, venomous, poison, poisoned, noxious, sam

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How to use poisonous in a sentence?

  1. United States:

    Incirlik has always sort of been entangled in this situation, viewed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan backers and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a chip in a game, at the officer to officer level... relationships are as good as they can be given the circumstances. However, the politics between the United States, under two administrations, and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan government are becoming more and more poisonous -- and this is where it becomes more dangerous.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the deadliest and most venomous destructive concoction is created by mixing false pride with ignorance and power. Regretfully there are more victims of this poisonous formulation than the poison itself.

  3. Vicki Cowart:

    We don't yet know the full circumstances and motives behind this criminal action, we share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism in this country. We will never back away from providing care in a safe, supportive environment that millions of people rely on and trust.

  4. Marissa Parrott:

    They were flipping them over, making a very distinctive, almost surgical precision cut down the chest. They would even remove the gallbladder outside the body, which contains toxic bile salts. They knew to remove that bit. She added that the rats understood which areas of the toad were poisonous, using their sharp teeth and dextrous hands to eatthe non-toxic parts while leaving the poisonous areas stripped. In the medium-sized toads, as well as eating the heart and liver, they would strip off the toxic skin from one or both legs and eat the non-toxic thigh muscle.

  5. David Cameron:

    All of us have been horrified by the way that British teenagers appear to have been radicalized and duped by this poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism while at home on the internet in their bedrooms, given reports that one of the girls was following as many as 70 extremists online, this case underlines the importance of the work we are doing with social media companies.


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