virulency


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Virulence \Vir"u*lence\, Virulency \Vir"u*len*cy\, n. [Cf. F.
   virulence, L. virulentia an offensive odor, a stench.]
   1. The quality or state of being virulent or venomous;
      poisonousness; malignancy.
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   2. Extreme bitterness or malignity of disposition. "Refuted
      without satirical virulency." --Barrow.
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            The virulence of one declaimer, or the profundities
            and sublimities of the other.         --I. Taylor.
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