What is another word for poisonously?

46 synonyms found


[ pˈɔ͡ɪzənəsli], [ pˈɔ‍ɪzənəsli], [ p_ˈɔɪ_z_ə_n_ə_s_l_i]

How to use "Poisonously" in context?

Words cannot express how much I hate the term "poisonously." It's an agentically-loaded word meant to invoke fear and make people think twice about ingesting something. There's nothing poisonous about food or drink. If something is poisonous, it means it's poisonous to us, not something which is beneficial to our health. For example, deadly nightshade is poisonous to us, while a nutritional supplement made from it is beneficial.

Food and drink are meant to nourish us, not harm us. There's no need to use the term "poisonously" to describe them.

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