Origin of pestilential
Examples from the Web for pestilential
I long for the day I no longer have to think about this pestilential little locust.
When switched off to save supply, the result was pestilential odor.
The graves of thousands of English soldiers had been dug in the pestilential morass of Dundalk.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
In the early German invasions of Italy whole armies and camps were swept away by the pestilential climate.The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)|George Adam Smith
No animal can live where its baneful influence extends, and no man durst approach its pestilential shade.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics|Richard Folkard
Even the birds seem to avoid the place as pestilential, not having seen one of any kind so much as flying over.
In vain he entreated his wife to remove from the pestilential sphere of action—she would not leave him.Curiosities of Medical Experience|J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
British Dictionary definitions for pestilential
Word Origin and History for pestilential
late 14c., from Medieval Latin pestilentialis, from Latin pestilentia "plague" (see pestilence). Related: Pestilentially.