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vermin meaning and definition

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Definition of vermin (noun)

  1. Noxious, objectionable, or disgusting animals collectively, especially those of small size that appear commonly and are difficult to control, such as flies, lice, rats, cockroaches, etc.
    • "The basement was infested with vermin."
    • "To maintain hygiene in the house, it is important to control vermin."
    • "During the flood, vermin invaded homes and posed a health risk."
  2. Persons or groups regarded as objectionable or harmful, or causing annoyance or mischief.
    • "The dictator referred to his opposition as vermin."
    • "The residents considered the gangsters as vermin terrorizing their community."
    • "He is a notorious criminal, nothing more than vermin to society."
    • synonyms: varmint
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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