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Synonyms for virulence
ˈvɪr yə ləns, ˈvɪr ə-vir·u·lence

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. virulence

    Acerbity is a sharpness, with a touch of bitterness, which may arise from momentary annoyance or habitual impatience; asperity is keener and more pronounced, denoting distinct irritation or vexation; in speech asperity is often manifested by the tone of voice rather than by the words that are spoken. Acrimony in speech or temper is like a corrosive acid; it springs from settled character or deeply rooted feeling of aversion or unkindness. One might speak with momentary asperity to his child, but not with acrimony, unless estrangement had begun. Malignity is the extreme of settled ill intent; virulence is an envenomed hostility. Virulence of speech is a quality in language that makes the language seem as if exuding poison. Virulence is outspoken; malignity may be covered with smooth and courteous phrase. We say intense virulence, deep malignity. Severity is always painful, and may be terrible, but carries ordinarily the implication, true or false, of justice. Compare ANGER; BITTER; ENMITY.

    Synonyms:
    acerbity, acrimony, asperity, bitterness, causticity, harshness, malignity, moroseness, severity, sharpness, sourness, tartness, unkindness

    Antonyms:
    amiability, courtesy, gentleness, good nature, kindness, mildness, smoothness, sweetness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. virulence

    Synonyms:
    venom, poison, acrimony, malignity, malignancy, bitterness, malevolence

    Antonyms:
    mildness, salubriousness, assuagement, abatement, virtue, benevolence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. virulence, virulencynoun

    extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease)

    "the virulence of the plague"

    Synonyms:
    virulency

  2. virulence, virulencynoun

    extreme hostility

    "the virulence of the malicious old man"

    Synonyms:
    virulency

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. virulencenoun

    Synonyms:
    poisonousness, venomousness

  2. virulencenoun

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, malignancy, malignity, bitterness

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  1. List of paraphrases for "virulence":

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How to use virulence in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    In some ways, I may represent change that worries them, i think if you are talking about the specific virulence of some of the opposition directed towards me, then, you know, that may be explained by the particulars of who I am.

  2. Howard Markel:

    Today, the anti-mask sentiment has a virulence and violence of its own that we didn't see back then.

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