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Synonyms for pestiferous
pɛˈstɪf ər əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dirty, pestiferous(adj)

    contaminated with infecting organisms

    "dirty wounds"; "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen

    Synonyms:
    vexatious, soiled, pestilent, unsporting, irritating, unsportsmanlike, lousy, dingy, vexing, filthy, teasing, galling, cheating(a), plaguy, bothersome, unclean, plaguey, corruptive, marked-up, ill-gotten, pesky, pestering, foul, contaminating, nettlesome, annoying, sordid, pestilential, perversive, dirty, muddy, muddied

    Antonyms:
    endemical, ecdemic, endemic, agreeable, good, antiseptic

  2. pestilent, pestilential, pestiferous, plaguey(adj)

    likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease

    "a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift; "plaguey fevers"

    Synonyms:
    pestilent, pernicious, corruptive, teasing, nettlesome, vexing, baneful, galling, dirty, plaguy, bothersome, plaguey, vexatious, deadly, pesky, pestering, annoying, pestilential, perversive, irritating

    Antonyms:
    ecdemic, agreeable, endemical, endemic, antiseptic, good

  3. corruptive, perversive, pestiferous(adj)

    tending to corrupt or pervert

    Synonyms:
    pestilent, annoying, corruptive, plaguy, vexing, teasing, galling, dirty, bothersome, plaguey, vexatious, pesky, nettlesome, pestering, pestilential, perversive, irritating

    Antonyms:
    antiseptic, agreeable, good, ecdemic, endemical, endemic

  4. annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing(adj)

    causing irritation or annoyance

    "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:
    irritating, exasperating, corruptive, pestilential, petulant, bothersome, mocking, galling, pestilent, cranky, perversive, pesky, scratchy, pettish, nettlesome, dirty, vexing, painful, irritable, plaguey, quizzical, peevish, irritative, plaguy, maddening, infuriating, annoying, tetchy, testy, fractious, techy, vexatious, pestering, peckish, teasing

    Antonyms:
    endemic, agreeable, good, ecdemic, antiseptic, endemical

Wiktionary

  1. pestiferous(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    pestilent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pestiferous

    Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.

    Synonyms:
    bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome

    Antonyms:
    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pestiferous

    Synonyms:
    insalubrious, pestilential, deleterious, mephitic, virulent, mortiferous, infectious, contagious, catching, lethal, morbific

    Antonyms:
    genial, salubrious, balmy, salutiferous, sanitary, innocuous, remedial, wholesome, nutritive, pure, sanative, disinfectant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pestiferous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    PESTILENTIAL

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pestiferous(a)

    Synonyms:
    infectious, contagious, pestilential, noxious, noisome

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. pestiferous

    Synonyms:
    Pestilential

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Translations for pestiferous

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  • pestíferoSpanish
  • pisălog, pestilențial, plictisitor, sâcâitor, pestiferRomanian
  • надоедливый, заразныйRussian

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    • A. comfortable
    • B. flourishing
    • C. achromatic
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