(of an animal) having a gland or glands for secreting venom
; able to inflict a poisoned bite, sting, or wound: a venomous snake.
full of or containing venom
; poisonous: a venomous wound; a venomous potion.
spiteful; malignant: a venomous attack; a venomous tongue.
Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English venim Related forms
< Anglo-French venimus
(Old French venimeux
). See venom
venomousness, venomness, noun
3. malicious, hostile, rancorous, ill-disposed.