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pes·ti·len·tial

 (pĕs′tə-lĕn′shəl)
adj.
Pestilent.

pes′ti·len′tial·ly adv.
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pestilential

(ˌpɛstɪˈlɛnʃəl)
adj
1. dangerous or troublesome; harmful or annoying
2. (Pathology) of, causing, or resembling pestilence
ˌpestiˈlentially adv
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pes•ti•len•tial

(ˌpɛs tlˈɛn ʃəl)

adj.
1. producing or tending to produce pestilence.
2. pertaining to or of the nature of pestilence, esp. bubonic plague.
3. harmful or pernicious.
4. annoying or troublesome.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pestilential - likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; "a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift; "plaguey fevers"
epidemic - (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously; "an epidemic outbreak of influenza"
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pestilential

adjective
1. infectious, catching, contaminated, poisonous, malignant, contagious, noxious, venomous, disease-ridden, pestiferous a pestilential disease
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pestilential

adjective
Extremely destructive or harmful:
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Translations

pestilential

[ˌpestɪˈlenʃəl] ADJ
1. [disease] → mortal; [smell] → pestilente
2. (= annoying) → latoso
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References in classic literature ?
Only a few scattered huts could be seen through the pestilential mists; but the appearance of the country soon changed, for it often happens in Africa that some of the unhealthiest districts lie close beside others that are perfectly salubrious.
He consigned them to red regions; he called upon the pestilential wrath of strange gods.
I have a notion, and more than a notion, that I shall never pass back alive through these pestilential swamps.
Graves were hastily dug, and the pestilential relics as hastily covered, because the dead were enemies of the living, and strove to draw them headlong, as it were, into their own dismal pit.
The first is, that the convention must have enjoyed, in a very singular degree, an exemption from the pestilential influence of party animosities the disease most incident to deliberative bodies, and most apt to contaminate their proceedings.
The Arangi was a labour-recruit ship that carried the new-caught, cannibal blacks from remote islands to labour on the new plantations where white men turned dank and pestilential swamp and jungle into rich and stately cocoanut groves.
Burns that photograph explained why the unloaded ship had kept sweltering at anchor for three weeks in a pestilential hot harbour with- out air.
The members of the legislature will rarely be chosen with a view to those qualifications which fit men for the stations of judges; and as, on this account, there will be great reason to apprehend all the ill consequences of defective information, so, on account of the natural propensity of such bodies to party divisions, there will be no less reason to fear that the pestilential breath of faction may poison the fountains of justice.
There is not an atom of Tom's slime, not a cubic inch of any pestilential gas in which he lives, not one obscenity or degradation about him, not an ignorance, not a wickedness, not a brutality of his committing, but shall work its retribution through every order of society up to the proudest of the proud and to the highest of the high.
He wondered if it was the wind that was blowing the disease away and cleansing the pestilential land.
She remained a perfect woman all along her full tale of years, and not as some of them do become - a sort of slippery, pestilential old man in petticoats.
What had begun actively to make the place impossible was a perfectly pestilential young man of the name of Barstowe.