Origin of pestilential
Related Words for pestilentialbaneful, deadly, destructive, fatal, harmful, injurious, malign, malignant, mephitic, noxious, pernicious, pestilent, poison, toxic, toxicant, unhealthy, unwholesome, venomous, infective, septic
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Into its profound and pestilential depths, indeed, she can see.
The chief characteristic of Fuzby was a pestilential spirit of gossip.St. Winifred's
Frederic W. Farrar
Yet pestilential as is the clime, the scenery is very beautiful.Peter the Whaler
But they were filled by the pestilential dead, and I passed by without exploring them.The Scarlet Plague
We got away from the pestilential Swamp and that poisonous ground.Andersonville, Volume 3
- dangerous or troublesome; harmful or annoying
- of, causing, or resembling pestilence
late 14c., from Medieval Latin pestilentialis, from Latin pestilentia "plague" (see pestilence). Related: Pestilentially.
- Of, relating to, or tending to produce a pestilence.