nothing other than; unmitigated, pure venom.
It wasn't as if what was said, although painful, was something that had to be said with the aim of helping in some way. No - it was MEANT to hurt - pure venom.
or, if the reply was a comment or opinion about another person, then it was pure hate, total disdain for the person, with the words being like undiluted venom.
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