What does poisonous mean?

Definitions for poisonous
ˈpɔɪ zə nəspoi·sonous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. poisonous, toxicantadjective

    having the qualities or effects of a poison

  2. poisonousadjective

    not safe to eat

  3. poisonous, venomous, viciousadjective

    marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful

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

Wiktionary

  1. poisonousadjective

    Containing sufficient poison to be dangerous

  2. poisonousadjective

    Inedible due to containing poison; poisonous to eat

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Poisonousadjective

    Venomous; having the qualities of poison.

    Etymology: from poison.

    Those cold ways,
    That seem like prudent helps, are very poisonous,
    Where the disease is violent. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Not sirius shoots a fiercer flame,
    When with his pois’nous breath he blasts the sky. Dryden.

    A lake, that has no fresh water running into it, will, by heat and its stagnation, turn into a stinking rotten puddle, sending forth nauseous and poisonous steams. George Cheyne.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Poisonousadjective

    having the qualities or effects of poison; venomous; baneful; corrupting; noxious

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of poisonous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of poisonous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of poisonous in a Sentence

  1. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn:

    We will not allow anti-Semitism in any form in our society because it is poisonous and divisive, just as much as Islamophobia or far-right racism is.

  2. Vicki Cowart:

    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.

  3. Tim Ryan:

    I think it's time for a generational move for new leaders on both sides. I think the environment politically across the country is poisonous and, you know, people, I think, want some change and I think it's important for us in both parties.

  4. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    For all our successes as a multiracial, multifaith democracy, we have to confront a tragic truth that there are people born and raised in this country who don't really identify with Britain -- and feel little or no attachment to other people here, so when groups like ISIL seek to rally our young people to their poisonous cause, it can offer them a sense of belonging that they lack here at home.

  5. Gustavo Petro:

    What is more poisonous for humanity — cocaine, coal or oil ? the opinion of power has ordered that cocaine is poison and must be persecuted, while it only causes minimal deaths from overdoses … but instead, coal and oil must be protected, even when it can extinguish all humanity.

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