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virulence

noun

1 virulence

Extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease):
— The virulence of the plague.

synonym: virulency.

Roget 171: energy, physical energy, force, power etc. 157; keenness etc. adj.; intensity, vigor, strength, elasticity; go; ... show more

Roget 649: hurtfulness etc. adj.; virulence.    evil doer etc. 913; bane etc. 663; plague spot etc. (insalubrity) 657; ... show more

Roget 895: discourtesy; ill breeding; ill manners, bad manners, ungainly manners; insuavity; uncourteousness, etc. adj.; rusticity, inurbanity; illiberality, incivility displacency.    ... show more

Roget 900: resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation; exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation.    pique, umbrage, huff, miff, ... show more

Roget 907: malevolence; bad intent, bad intention; unkindness, diskindness; ill nature, ill will, ill blood; bad blood; enmity etc. 889; hate etc. ... show more

Dutch: virulentie
Polish: zjadliwość, wirulencja



2 virulence

Extreme hostility:
— The virulence of the malicious old man.

synonym: virulency.


Moby thesaurus: acerbity, acid, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acrimony, acuteness, amperage, animality, animosity, animus, antagonism, armipotence, asperity, astringency, atrocity, authority, bad blood, balefulness, banefulness ... show more.

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