pestilent

Part of speech: adjective

Tending to produce pestilence; hurtful; malignant; vexatious.

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Usage examples "pestilent":

  1. You've met this pestilent pedagogue before, I think." - "The Obstacle Race", Ethel M. Dell.
  2. As to you, priests, who know so well how to burn, torture and imprison; you who drink, with hyena- like delight, in the cup of your deceit, the blood of the liberators; we pardon you, and, together with you, that butcher soldiery, the pestilent scum of a faithless faction. - "Pius IX. And His Time", The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson.
  3. I called again, but no one came, and presently I quit and lay with the burning eye of the sun in my face and that pestilent buzz of flies in my ears, and my weakness and pain so increasing upon my consciousness, that I heeded them not so much. - "The Heart's Highway A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeeth Century", Mary E. Wilkins.