Synonyms for pestiferous

Synonyms for (adj) pestiferous

Synonyms: annoying, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, bothersome, vexatious, vexing, teasing, irritating, plaguey, plaguy, galling

Definition: causing irritation or annoyance

Usage: 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

Similar words: disagreeable

Definition: not to your liking

Usage: a disagreeable situation

Synonyms: corruptive, perversive, pestiferous

Definition: tending to corrupt or pervert

Similar words: evil

Definition: morally bad or wrong

Usage: evil purposes; an evil influence; evil deeds

Synonyms: pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguey

Definition: likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease

Usage: a pestilential malignancy in the air- Jonathan Swift; plaguey fevers

Similar words: epidemic

Definition: (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously

Usage: an epidemic outbreak of influenza

Synonyms: pestiferous, dirty

Definition: contaminated with infecting organisms

Usage: dirty wounds; obliged to go into infected rooms- Jane Austen

Similar words: infected, septic

Definition: containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms

Usage: a septic sore throat; a septic environment; septic sewage

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