English adjective: pestiferous
|1.||pestiferous contaminated with infecting organisms|
Obliged to go into infected rooms.
|2.||pestiferous likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease|
|Samples||A pestilential malignancy in the air.|
|Synonyms||pestilent, pestilential, plaguey|
|Antonyms||ecdemic, endemic, endemical|
|3.||pestiferous tending to corrupt or pervert|
|4.||pestiferous causing irritation or annoyance|
|Samples||Tapping 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.
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.
|Synonyms||annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, plaguey, plaguy, teasing, vexatious, vexing|