pestilential


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Synonyms for pestilential

Synonyms for pestilential

extremely destructive or harmful

Synonyms for pestilential

likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease

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The required time for preparation of cow manure is reckoned to be three years and using prior to this period is supposed to be pestilential.
81, supra note 45, at 451-52 ("The members of the legislature will rarely be chosen with a view to those qualifications which fit men for the stations of judges; and as, on this account, there will be great reason to apprehend all the ill consequences of defective information, so, on account of the natural propensity of such bodies to party divisions, there will be no less reason to fear that the pestilential breath of faction may poison the fountains of justice.
Forty days were believed to represent the time necessary for dissipating the pestilential miasma from bodies and goods through the system of isolation, fumigation, and disinfection.
2) He elaborates what it takes to survive and thrive in the pestilential mid-fourteenth century, and often he critiques what is wrong with the social and religious systems of his day.
29) Blake, not caught in the dull round of history, however, saw this Miltonic dance as a pestilential Dance of Death, and Blake's point is accentuated in that the formal ceremonies that welcomed James (of Scotland) to England as king (March 1603), after the death of Queen Elizabeth, were postponed until the following year because of the "continuance of the plague.
Entombed in pestilential rookeries and impasses, respectable workers and the unemployable alike languished without the benefit of sunlight, beyond the gaze of the middle class.
The Daily Picayune reported on August 8: "coffins, made of plain pine corporation lumber, and but slightly put together, allowed the putrefaction of the bodies to ooze out, filling the air, far and near, with the most intolerable pestilential odors" (Carrigan 348).
22) Miguel Faria, "Vaccines (Part II): Hygiene, Sanitation, Immunization, and Pestilential Diseases," The Medical Sentinel (March/April 2000): 55-61.
The use of this pestilential expression,' he said, 'is a greater mystery to me than all the supernatural mysteries.
A stripling with knobby knees and a face all pestilential rash.
Eventually he moves along for, despite his powerful desire, "I sensed such a pestilential odor when getting closer to her.
Political corruption of human life destroys human nature as naturality and leads to the inability to comprehend moral values or the moral significance of the other: "Amid such pestilential corruption of human life, how can we expect that there should be left to us any free, uncorrupt judgement of great things of permanent value?
For frequent travellers, junk SMSes aren't just a pestilential fact of daily life, but a financial burden as well.
He quoted the scientist and critic of religion, Professor Richard Dawkins, describing God as "a petty, unjust, unforgiving control freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully".
If you heed the mainstream media, you'll conclude that terrorists are as plentiful and pestilential as politicians.