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English adjective: pestiferous

1. pestiferous contaminated with infecting organisms


SamplesDirty wounds.
Obliged to go into infected rooms.


Synonymsdirty


Similarinfected, septic


Antonymsantiseptic

2. pestiferous likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease


SamplesA pestilential malignancy in the air.
Plaguey fevers.


Synonymspestilent, pestilential, plaguey


Similarepidemic


Antonymsecdemic, endemic, endemical

3. pestiferous tending to corrupt or pervert


Synonymscorruptive, perversive


Similarevil


Antonymsgood

4. pestiferous causing irritation or annoyance


SamplesTapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork.
Aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport.
Found it galling to have to ask permission.
An irritating delay.
Nettlesome paperwork.
A pesky mosquito.
Swarms of pestering gnats.
A plaguey newfangled safety catch.
A teasing and persistent thought annoyed him.
A vexatious child.
It is vexing to have to admit you are wrong.


Synonymsannoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, plaguey, plaguy, teasing, vexatious, vexing


Similardisagreeable


Antonymsagreeable









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