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pestilent

  

      adj  
1    annoying; irritating  
2    highly destructive morally or physically; pernicious  
3    infected with or likely to cause epidemic or infectious disease  
     (C15: from Latin pestilens unwholesome, from pestis plague)  
  pestilently      adv  
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pestilent

  
1    annoying, bothersome, galling, irksome, irritating, plaguy     (informal)   tiresome, vexing  
2    corrupting, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, harmful, injurious, pernicious, ruinous, vicious  
3    catching, contagious, contaminated, diseased, disease-ridden, infected, infectious, plague-ridden, tainted  

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