From vermin + -ous.
verminous (comparative more verminous, superlative most verminous)
- Infested with vermin.
- The old beggar kept a verminous mongrel dog for a pet.
- The dog was constantly scratching his many verminous sores and welts.
- Actively unpleasant, contemptible, or otherwise reminiscent of vermin.
- 1985, Lawrence Durrell, Quinx, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1350:
- They had brought all their own equipment with them, trade by trade, tongue by tongue; they travelled in ancient lorries or in slower carts with their verminous armfuls of keen-eyed children.