Part of speech: adjective

Carrying pestilence; pestilent.

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Usage examples "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", E. P. Roe.
  2. But why do you call me a pestiferous son- in- law? - "Old Ebenezer", 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", Caroline Lockhart.