Definition of Pestilent

1. Adjective. Exceedingly harmful.

Exact synonyms: Baneful, Deadly, Pernicious
Similar to: Noxious
Derivative terms: Deadliness, Perniciousness, Pestilence



2. Adjective. Likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease. "Plaguey fevers"
Exact synonyms: Pestiferous, Pestilential, Plaguey
Similar to: Epidemic
Derivative terms: Pestilence, Pestilence, Plague

Definition of Pestilent

1. a. Pestilential; noxious; pernicious; mischievous.

Definition of Pestilent

1. Adjective. highly injurious or destructive to life: deadly. ¹

2. Adjective. (informal) annoying. ¹

3. Adjective. (archaic) harmful to morals or public order. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pestilent

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pestilent

pesticide
pesticide poisoning
pesticide residues
pesticide synergists
pesticides
pestiduct
pestiducts
pestier
pestiest
pestiferous
pestiferously
pestiferousness
pestilation
pestilence
pestilences
pestilent (current term)
pestilential
pestilentially
pestilentious
pestilently
pestis
pestis ambulans
pestis bubonica
pestis fulminans
pestis major
pestis minor
pestis siderans
pestivirus infections
pestle

Literary usage of Pestilent

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1. War in Disguise, Or, The Frauds of the Neutral Flags by James Stephen (1806)
"... to prove that a belligerent state, may advantageously permit its subjects to insure the goods of an enemy from capture; and that pestilent moral heresy, ..."

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