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    pestiferous

    pestiferous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pestiferous

    Definition
    (adj) contaminated with infecting organisms
    Synonyms : dirty
    Example Sentence
    • dirty wounds
    • obliged to go into infected rooms
    Definition
    (adj) likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease
    Synonyms : pestilent , pestilential , plaguey
    Example Sentence
    • a pestilential malignancy in the air
    • plaguey fevers
    Definition
    (adj) tending to corrupt or pervert
    Synonyms : corruptive , perversive
    Definition
    (adj) causing irritation or annoyance
    Example Sentence
    • 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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pestiferous

Pesti+For+Us....Pesticide for us is harmful....(harmful is one of the meanings of pestiferous)

Pesti+For+Us....Pesticide for us....If someone offers pesticide for us what will happen???? It will be too annoying for us because he is treating us like pests and wants to kill us!!!!!

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