pestilential

  • 1 pestilenţial — PESTILENŢIÁL, Ă, pestilenţiali, e, adj. 1. Care are caracteristicile unei boli molipsitoare (ca pesta); care răspândeşte o boală molipsitoare (ca pesta); contagios. Boală pestilenţială. 2. fig. (Despre mirosuri) Urât, infect, scârbos, nesuferit,… …

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  • 2 Pestilential — Pes ti*len tial, a. [Cf. F. pestilentiel.] 1. Having the nature or qualities of a pestilence. Sends the pestilential vapors. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Mischievous; noxious; pernicious; morally destructive. [1913 Webster] So… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 pestilential — index deleterious, detrimental, harmful, insalubrious, lethal, malignant, pernicious, pestilent Bu …

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  • 4 pestilential — late 14c., from M.L. pestilentialis, from pestilentia (see PESTILENCE (Cf. pestilence)). Related: Pestilentially …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 pestilential — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or tending to cause infectious diseases. 2) of the nature of a pest. 3) informal annoying …

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  • 6 pestilential — [pes΄tə len′shəl] adj. [ME pestilencial < ML pestilentialis] 1. of, causing, or likely to cause pestilence or infection 2. like or constituting a pestilence; widespread and deadly 3. pernicious; dangerous; harmful pestilentially adv …

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  • 7 pestilential — [[t]pe̱stɪle̱nʃ(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Pestilential is used to refer to things that cause disease or are caused by disease. [FORMAL] ...people who were dependent for their water supply on this pestilential stream. ...a pestilential fever. 2) ADJ …

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  • 8 pestilential — pestilent, pestilential *poisonous, venomous, virulent, toxic, mephitic, miasmic, miasmatic, miasmal Analogous words: *infectious, contagious, catching: noxious, *pernicious, baneful, deleterious …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 pestilential — pestilent / pestilential [adj] dangerous, harmful baneful, contagious, contaminating, corrupting, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, diseased, evil, fatal, infectious, injurious, lethal, mortal, noxious, pernicious, pestiferous,… …

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  • 10 pestilential — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. causing or tending to cause pestilence ; deadly b. of or relating to pestilence 2. morally harmful ; pernicious 3. giving rise to vexation or annoyance ; irritating • pestilentially adv …

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  • 11 pestilential — pestilentially, adv. pestilentialness, n. /pes tl en sheuhl/, adj. 1. producing or tending to produce pestilence. 2. pertaining to or of the nature of pestilence, esp. bubonic plague. 3. pernicious; harmful. 4. annoyingly troublesome. [1350 1400; …

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  • 12 pestilential — adjective Producing pestilence or plague; pestilent …

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  • 13 pestilential — Relating to or tending to produce a pestilence. SYN: pestiferous. * * * pes·ti·len·tial .pes tə len chəl adj 1) causing or tending to cause pestilence 2) of or relating to pestilence * * * pes·ti·len·tial (pes″tĭ lenґshəl) of the… …

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  • 14 pestilenţiál — adj. m. (sil. ţi al), pl. pestilenţiáli, f. sg. pestilenţiálã, pl. pestilenţiále …

    Romanian orthography

  • 15 pestilential — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Deadly] Syn. infectious, pestiferous, malignant; see dangerous 1 , 2 , deadly . 2. [Harmful] Syn. destructive, troublesome, contaminating; see harmful . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Extremely destructive or… …

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  • 16 pestilential — pes|ti|len|tial [ˌpestıˈlenʃəl] adj also pes|ti|lent [ˈpestılənt] 1.) literary extremely unpleasant and annoying 2.) old use causing disease …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 pestilential — pes·ti·len·tial || ‚pestɪ lenʃl adj. deadly, fatal; contagious, infectious …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 pestilential — adjective 1》 relating to or tending to cause infectious diseases. 2》 of the nature of a pest.     ↘informal annoying …

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  • 19 pestilential — a. 1. Infectious, contagious, catching, malignant, poisonous, pestilent. 2. Pestiferous, pest bearing. 3. Mischievous, destructive, ruinous, deadly, pernicious …

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  • 20 pestilential — adj See pestilent(defs. 1 3) …

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