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Meaning of PESTILENTIAL

Pronunciation:  `pesti'lenshul

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

PESTILENTIAL is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: epidemic, pestilent, plaguelike, plaguey
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pes`ti*len"tial\, a. [Cf. F. pestilentiel.]
1. Having the nature or qualities of a pestilence. ``Sends
   the pestilential vapors.'' --Longfellow.

2. Hence: Mischievous; noxious; pernicious; morally
   destructive.

         So pestilential, so infectious a thing is sin.
                                               --Jer. Taylor.

 

 

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