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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease;
- Example: "a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift
- Example: "plaguey fevers"
[syn: pestilent, pestilential, pestiferous, plaguey]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pestilential \Pes`ti*len"tial\, a. [Cf. F. pestilentiel.] 1. Having the nature or qualities of a pestilence. "Sends the pestilential vapors." --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Mischievous; noxious; pernicious; morally destructive. [1913 Webster] So pestilential, so infectious a thing is sin. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pestilential adj 1: likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; "a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift; "plaguey fevers" [syn: pestilent, pestilential, pestiferous, plaguey]