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Synonyms for pestilent

extremely destructive or harmful

Synonyms for pestilent

exceedingly harmful

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likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease

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The lapses and rationalizations Rutkowski reveals bring on a return of the madness that overcame him twenty years earlier, goaded by an immediate superior whose pestilent bravado still holds him in thrall.
Whoever is responsible should fix this problem or cholera, typhoid and other pestilent diseases could return, adding even more unwelcome realism to the Victorian scenario.
When Rome was rotten-ripe to her fall, And the sceptre passed from her hand, The pestilent Picts leaped over the wall To harry the British Land.
To subsist on rainwater, one's air must be free of pestilent vapors, so we can assume that the method of sewage in Utopia was successful, ultimately maintaining purity of air.
Newt Gingrich excoriates cities as hopelessly pestilent, crime-ridden, and corrupt.
Kipling, 54-55 notes that the same scene was played two years later, as Mary Queen of Scots, offered the same gift, refused to play out the scene scripted by her Protestant critics, passing the book, according to Knox, "to the most pestilent Papist within the realm.
Please] do all you can to stop the spread of that pestilent paragraph, and to efface it from the paper cover of future printings.
And in this fly-blown pestilent village in Angola's remote north-east, there is no electricity and no running water.
In the body of his text, Hooker underscores each beheading: "the pestilent / venomous hydra hath lost an other of his heads.
Draw off the pestilent air of perceived injustice through the vents of wish and dream, and it is less likely to seek expression on a commuter train or in an election.
OR do we just accept that this is the first in a stream of new pestilent, mad and bothersome ads that will curse us forever?
That story, Foxe writes, "putteth me in remembraunce of an other lyke story of hys [Stephen Gardiner's] wicked workyng in like maner, a litle before, but much more pernicious and pestilent to the publicke Church of Iesus Christ" (p.
Labour MP Paul Flynn said unsolicited junk emails were "a pestilent nuisance that threatens to swamp the biggest improvement in communications since the inven-tion of the telephone".
In his preface to the reader, Heath explains that he writes to expose "the poyson of Asps under [Cromwell's] Lips" as an "Antidote" to those "suck'd in by that Pestilent Air of his pious pretences.
Some who were importuned or pawed, like Angelina Jolie, stalked away and told studio executives that she would never work with the pestilent mogul.