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Meaning of PESTILENT

Pronunciation:  'pestlunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; "a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift; "plaguelike diseases"; "plaguey fevers"
  2. [adj]  exceedingly harmful
 

PESTILENT is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: baneful, deadly, epidemic, harmful, noxious, pernicious, pestilential, plaguelike, plaguey
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pes"ti*lent\, a. [L. pestilens, -entis, fr. pestis
pest: cf. F. pestilent.]
Pestilential; noxious; pernicious; mischievous. ``Corrupt and
pestilent.'' --Milton. ``What a pestilent knave is this
same!'' --Shak.

 

 

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