Barbarous vs Venomous - What's the difference?

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Barbarous is a related term of venomous.


As adjectives the difference between barbarous and venomous

is that barbarous is not classical or pure while venomous is full of venom.

barbarous

English

Alternative forms

* (obsolete) barbarouse

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not classical or pure.
  • uncivilized, uncultured
  • Like a barbarian, especially in sound; noisy, dissonant.
  • I did but prompt the age to quit their cloggs
    By the known rules of antient libertie,
    When strait a barbarous noise environs me
    Of Owles and Cuckoes, Asses, Apes and Doggs - (1673)

    Derived terms

    * barbarously * barbarousness

    venomous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Full of venom.
  • Toxic; poisonous.
  • Noxious; evil.
  • Malignant; spiteful; hateful.
  • Producing venom (poison usually injected into an enemy or prey by biting or stinging) in glands or accumulating venom from food.
  • powerful
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=December 10 , author=David Ornstein , title=Arsenal 1 - 0 Everton , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Arsenal pressed forward again after half-time but other than a venomous Walcott shot that Howard repelled with a fine one-handed save, the hosts offered little cutting edge.}}

    Synonyms

    * noxious * poisonous * toxic

    Antonyms

    * non-venomous

    References

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