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1. poisonous

adjective. ['ˈpɔɪzənəs'] not safe to eat.

Synonyms

  • inedible

Antonyms

  • palatable
  • digestible

Etymology

  • -ous (English)
  • poison (English)
  • poison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Poisonous

  • androgynous
  • asynchronous
  • bituminous
  • cavernous
  • chitinous
  • exogenous
  • gainous
  • gelatinous
  • gluttonous
  • heinous
  • homogenous
  • indigenous
  • intravenous
  • larcenous
  • luminous
  • membranous
  • monotonous
  • mountainous
  • mutinous
  • nitrogenous

Example sentences of the word poisonous


1. Adjective
Found in many homes during the holiday season, poinsettia are poisonous when eaten by small children.

Quotes containing the word poisonous


1. Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go around looking for it, and I think it can be poisonous. I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, 'Please — a little less love, and a little more common decency'.
- Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick or Lonesome No More!

2. You backbiting, poisonous, treacherous, deceitful, wicked, clever girl. If this works I'll buy you a pony.
- Jim Butcher, Summer Knight

3. Today is a new day. Don't let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. You have the power and the time to shape your life. Break free from the poisonous victim mentality and embrace the truth of your greatness. You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life!
- Steve Maraboli

2. non-poisonous

adjective. ['nɑːnˈpɔɪzənəs'] not producing poison.

Synonyms

  • nonpoisonous
  • atoxic

Antonyms

  • poisonous
  • uneatable
  • ototoxic

3. non-poisonous

adjective. ['nɑːnˈpɔɪzənəs'] safe to eat.

Synonyms

  • nonpoisonous
  • edible
  • eatable
  • comestible

Antonyms

  • harmful
  • unpalatable
  • tough
  • indigestible

4. poisonous

adjective. ['ˈpɔɪzənəs'] having the qualities or effects of a poison.

Synonyms

  • toxicant

Antonyms

  • tender
  • innocuous

Etymology

  • -ous (English)
  • poison (English)
  • poison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. poisonous

adjective. ['ˈpɔɪzənəs'] marked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful.

Synonyms

  • venomous
  • vicious

Antonyms

  • humane
  • right
  • virtuous

Etymology

  • -ous (English)
  • poison (English)
  • poison (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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