producing or tending to produce .
pertaining to or of the nature of , especially bubonic plague.
I long for the day I no longer have to think about this pestilential little locust.
Ron Paul: Batty Old Reactionary for President Michael Tomasky December 13, 2011
When switched off to save supply, the result was pestilential odor.
Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard June 17, 2009
And the worm which was beginning to fall asleep is roused again to pestilential fierceness.
The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols) Thomas De Quincey
Yet pestilential as is the clime, the scenery is very beautiful.
Peter the Whaler W.H.G. Kingston
They delight in those steaming marshes which are pestilential to other beings, and wallow in stagnant water.
Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals R. Lee
We got away from the pestilential Swamp and that poisonous ground.
Andersonville, Volume 3 John McElroy
Rome was the lonely and ruined capital of a pestilential desert, and its population was composed of marauders in various degrees.
Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Francis Marion Crawford
Often they are underground, damp, and pestilential; always filthy.
The Criminal Havelock Ellis
First a country store; then a saloon begins to make its pestilential influence felt.
The Minute Man of the Frontier W. G. Puddefoot
Its characters are not from foreign courts or the pestilential dens of foreign cities.
Dust Julian Hawthorne
dangerous or troublesome; harmful or annoying
of, causing, or resembling pestilence
late 14c., from Medieval Latin pestilentialis, from Latin pestilentia “plague” (see pestilence). Related: Pestilentially.
pestilential pes·ti·len·tial (pěs’tə-lěn’shəl)
Of, relating to, or tending to produce a pestilence.
of or relating to : philosophical studies. versed in or occupied with . proper to or befitting a . rationally or sensibly calm, patient, or composed. Rare. of or relating to or physical science. Contemporary Examples As the story goes, Socrates engaged the cobbler and the local youth in philosophical discussions while Simon worked. Intervals: […]
the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct. any of the three branches, namely , , and , that are accepted as composing this study. a particular system of thought based on such study or investigation: the philosophy of Spinoza. the critical study of the basic principles and concepts of […]
spurious or deceitful . a false or contrived argument, especially one designed to deceive. Historical Examples philosophism sits joyful in glittering saloons, is the pride of nobles and promises a coming millennium. The Choctaw Freedmen Robert Elliott Flickinger philosophism, as Carlyle calls it, is the ruling spirit of his work. French Art W. C. Brownell […]
acting against inflammation or fever. an antiphlogistic agent. Historical Examples The antiphlogistic method, in the strict application of the term, is practically obsolete. A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various Mrs. Dodd smiled, and proceeded to Hyperaemia, and thence to the antiphlogistic Regimen. Hard Cash Charles Reade Bleeding, pectorals with volatiles, […]