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English adjective: pestilent

1. pestilent exceedingly harmful


Synonymsbaneful, deadly, pernicious


Similarnoxious


Antonymsinnocuous

2. pestilent likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease


SamplesA pestilential malignancy in the air.
Plaguey fevers.


Synonymspestiferous, pestilential, plaguey


Similarepidemic


Antonymsecdemic, endemic, endemical









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