What does the word pestiferous mean?

Usage examples for pestiferous

  1. Indeed, it might even appear that she had a leaning toward her small children, no matter how pestiferous they are. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  2. But why do you call me a pestiferous son- in- law? – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  3. As he reduced the biscuit to crumbs with a hammer, he recalled that he had been awakened several times by the sound of these pestiferous animals frisking in the box in the corner. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart