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pestiferous meaning and definition

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Definition of pestiferous (adjective)

  1. contaminated with infecting organisms
    • "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen
    • synonyms: dirty
  2. likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease
  3. tending to corrupt or pervert
  4. causing irritation or annoyance
    • "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"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "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
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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