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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; Exceedingly harmful.

Usage examples (31)
  • Health experts are now tracing the origin of this pestilent virus which is threatening the entire planet.
  • And I began to imagine every kind of pestilent disaster. "
  • "This man is a pestilent fellow," said the community.
  • War a pestilent disease is on the body of the world -- for more
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