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Definition 1: causing irritation or annoyance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pestiferous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for pestiferous in the sense of this definition

(pestiferous is similar to ...) not to your liking

"a disagreeable situation"

Definition 2: likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pestiferous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a pestilential malignancy in the air
  • plaguey fevers

Synonyms for pestiferous in the sense of this definition

(pestiferous is similar to ...) (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously

"an epidemic outbreak of influenza"

Definition 3: tending to corrupt or pervert - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for pestiferous in the sense of this definition

(pestiferous is similar to ...) morally bad or wrong

"evil purposes" "an evil influence" "evil deeds"

Definition 4: contaminated with infecting organisms - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pestiferous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dirty wounds
  • obliged to go into infected rooms

Synonyms for pestiferous in the sense of this definition

(pestiferous is similar to ...) containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms

"a septic sore throat" "a septic environment" "septic sewage"

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