What is another word for pestilential?

Pronunciation: [pˌɛstɪlˈɛnʃə͡l] (IPA)

Pestilential is an adjective that describes something or someone that spreads disease or is causing harm. Here are some synonyms that can be used to replace the word pestilential: harmful, poisonous, toxic, noxious, virulent, contagious, deadly, infectious, ruinous, insalubrious, corrupting, detestable, foul, noisome, fetid, repugnant, and repulsive. These words can be used interchangeably with pestilential depending on the context of the sentence. For example, toxic and noxious can be used to describe a hazardous chemical, while infectious and contagious can be used to describe a contagious disease that is spreading rapidly.

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What are the hypernyms for Pestilential?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for pestilential?

Pestilential is an adjective that describes something or someone that is harmful, toxic, and damaging to health. The word has a negative connotation and is often used to describe contagious diseases, foul odors, and unpleasant substances. Some antonyms for pestilential include hygienic, healthy, clean, wholesome, and sterile. These words represent the opposite of what pestilential stands for and are often used to describe environments, living conditions, and practices that promote health and wellbeing. While pestilential can refer to physical conditions, it can also be used to describe people's behavior, attitudes, and opinions. Antonyms for these contexts might include friendly, welcoming, helpful, and kind.

Usage examples for Pestilential

It's pestilential with wild beasts.
"Son of Power"
Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
Then came the accompaniment of loose houses, and every other evil which seems to settle upon such places like a pestilential cloud.
"The Son of his Father"
Ridgwell Cullum
The time, after the rainy season, when water covers the pestilential swamps, and is to be found everywhere, was the most suitable for the purpose.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

Famous quotes with Pestilential

  • Their right(colored Americans), like that of their white fellow-citizens, dates back to the dread arbitrament of war. Their bones whiten every stricken field of the Revolution; their feet tracked with blood the snows of Jersey; their toil built up every fortification south of the Potomac; they shared the famine and nakedness of Valley Forge, and the pestilential horrors of the old Jersey prison ship.
    John Greenleaf Whittier

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