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English adjective: pestilent

1. pestilent exceedingly harmful

Synonymsbaneful, deadly, pernicious



2. pestilent likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease

SamplesA pestilential malignancy in the air.
Plaguey fevers.

Synonymspestiferous, pestilential, plaguey


Antonymsecdemic, endemic, endemical

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