pestilent

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Middle English, from Latin pestilent-, pestilens pestilential, from pestis.

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pestilent ‎(comparative more pestilent, superlative most pestilent)

  1. Highly injurious or destructive to life: deadly.
  2. (informal) Annoying.
  3. (archaic) Harmful to morals or public order.

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