Synonyms for pestilent

Synonyms for (adjective) pestilent

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: pernicious, pestilent, deadly, baneful

Definition: exceedingly harmful

Similar words: noxious

Definition: injurious to physical or mental health

Usage: noxious chemical wastes; noxious ideas