What is another word for more pestilent?

108 synonyms found


[ mˈɔː pˈɛstɪlənt], [ mˈɔː pˈɛstɪlənt], [ m_ˈɔː p_ˈɛ_s_t_ɪ_l_ə_n_t]

How to use "More pestilent" in context?

The word "pestilent" is defined as causing or stirring up declared or actual hostility or alarm. The Oxford English Dictionary cites examples from the 1500s of people describing pests as things that cause infection, disease, or bad odor. The term continued to be used in this way until the 1800s, when it came to prominence as a scientific term. Today, pestilent has a wide range of meanings, including both harmful and poisonous. Some examples of its contemporary usage include describing something as appalling, brutal, or corrupt; or a situation as extremely vexing or burdensome.

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