Definition Of pestilent


destructive to life; deadly.

pestilent diseases

Example Of pestilent

  • And I think the same situation would be involved if the critic were concerned to point out that Pindar was scandalously immoral, pestilently cynical, or low and beastly in his views of life.

  • Grimble, once he's given the blessed footwear by his pestilent fairy godmother, has a smooth ride, which means no drama.

  • In the same way he lies pestilently to the people of our great country. These children deserve our support.

  • It's funny how life can oftentimes be like a pestilent 15-year-old.

  • On the negative side, there is Mitchell, who felt that a pestilent and famine ridden land was peopled by lurking savages.

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