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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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.
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.
"The women were filthy, verminous, and in some cases diseased, they were abusive, refused to be separated from their friends, and quite without manners or morals," the report said.
"The women were filthy, verminous and in some cases diseased, they were abusive, refused to be separated from their friends and [were] quite without manners or morals," the report said.
As editor of the Spectator the Uxbridge MP published a poem describing Scottish people as "a verminous race who should be placed in ghettos and exterminated", describing them as "tartan dwarves".
And as editor of the Spectator, he published a poem calling the Scots a "verminous race" Scotland will get another chance to leave this sorry mess of a political union, becoming an independent country and a member of the EU.
in wps He said that Johnson had previously called Muslim women wearing burkas "letterboxes", described African people as havng "watermelon smiles" and wrote in an article that "Scottish people are a verminous race that hould be placed in ghettos and xterminated".
Mr Blackford issued the blistering Commons attack after referencing an article published in a political magazine Mr Johnson previously edited which stated "Scottish people are a verminous race that should be placed in ghettos and exterminated".
Prisoners suffering from dysentery received no help and the camp conditions were said to be 'dirty and verminous'.
It is the story of a salesman, Gregor Samsa, who one morning transferred in to a verminous bug.