verminous


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ver·min·ous

 (vûr′mə-nəs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or caused by vermin: verminous diseases.
2. Infested with vermin: a verminous mattress.
3. Loathsome or repulsive.

verminous

(ˈvɜːmɪnəs)
adj
(Zoology) relating to, infested with, or suggestive of vermin
ˈverminously adv
ˈverminousness n

ver•min•ous

(ˈvɜr mə nəs)

adj.
1. of the nature of or resembling vermin.
2. of, pertaining to, or caused by vermin: verminous diseases.
3. infested with vermin: verminous slums.
[1610–20; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.verminous - of the nature of vermin; very offensive or repulsive
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
Translations

verminous

[ˈvɜːmɪnəs] ADJverminoso, piojoso (fig) → vil

verminous

adj people, clothesvoller Ungeziefer; placemit Ungeziefer verseucht

verminous

[ˈvɜːmɪnəs] adjinfestato/a dai parassiti
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Dogs are at the best no more than verminous vagrants, self-scratchers, foul feeders, and unclean by the law of Moses and Mohammed; but a dog with whom one lives alone for at least six months in the year; a free thing, tied to you so strictly by love that without you he will not stir or exercise; a patient, temperate, humorous, wise soul, who knows your moods before you know them yourself, is not a dog under any ruling.
In short, he rendered it pretty clear that Providence made a distinct mistake in originating so small a nation of hearts of oak, and so many other verminous peoples.
The release of the highly antisemitic films, Jud Sufi (Harlan, 1934) with its rape of a German women by a Jew and Der Ewige Jude (Hippier, 1940) depicting Jews as verminous and criminal, fuelled the flames of fear and hatred of Jews and their sexual proclivities.
It was one big bad old boy network trying to protect their verminous pals from being rounded up like they had once rounded up the innocents.
Where such filthy and verminous conditions are found, the council has enforcement powers to rectify the problem," he said.
I dwelt a lot on the phenomenon of the abduction of the Nigerian girls and the intent of the verminous leader of Boko Haram, to sell the girls as brides.
More than half had rotten teeth, one in 10 serious eye defects, thousands had TB, ringworm, hearing problems and heart disease while two million were simply filthy and verminous.
The narrow streets and tiny, cramped and verminous buildings were deemed inadequate for the swiftly growing commercial importance of the city.
To Glover, 'That Summer' was 'crazy and fantastic'; it was 'poking with a stick into verminous corners'.
The word on the street where I live - 98 per cent Muslim - is that the sooner these verminous men are removed, the better.
She says: "From the early 20th Century depictions of the good badger became dominant, but more recently the verminous and diseased bad badger has resurfaced.
The 2011 winner was one we were told was the exception to the rule - a nice bloke who was able to beat off the competition from the snarling, verminous, vicious opposition.