Adjective "virulently" definition and examples

(Virulently may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈvɪrjʊl(ə)ntli//ˈvɪrʊl(ə)ntli/

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Definitions and examples

adverb

  1. 'They fell foul of the powers that be, however, for their virulently outspoken stance in opposition to The Falklands War (where, like the Gulf War, hardly any protest was made).'
  2. 'The five families most virulently opposed to the exhibition filed a lawsuit against the school superintendent and individual principals.'

More definitions

1. actively poisonous; intensely noxious: a virulent insect bite.

2. Medicine/Medical. highly infective; malignant or deadly.

3. Bacteriology. causing clinical symptoms.

4. violently or spitefully hostile.

5. intensely bitter, spiteful, or malicious: a virulent attack.

More examples(as adjective)

"anticommunists can be virulently."

Origin

(virulent)