HyperDic: cancerous

English > 2 senses of the word cancerous:
ADJECTIVEallcancerousrelating to or affected with cancer
allcancerouslike a cancer
cancerous > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > cancerous: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningrelating to or affected with cancer.
Example"a cancerous growth"
Broadermalignantdangerous to health
Nounscancerany malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division
English > cancerous: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglike a cancer; an evil that grows and spreads.
  • "remorse was cancerous within him"
  • "pornography is cancerous to the moral development of our children"
BroadermalignEvil or harmful in nature or influence

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