pestiferously
adverb see pestiferous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pestiferously — Pes*tif er*ous*ly, adv. In a pestiferuos manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pestiferously — See pestiferous. * * * …   Universalium

  • pestiferously — pÉ™ stɪfÉ™rÉ™slɪ adv. infectiously, like an epidemic; harmfully, injuriously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pestiferously — pes·tif·er·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • pestiferously — adverb see pestiferous * * * pestifˈerously adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑pest …   Useful english dictionary

  • pestiferous — pestiferously, adv. pestiferousness, n. /pe stif euhr euhs/, adj. 1. bringing or bearing disease. 2. pestilential. 3. pernicious; evil. 4. Informal. mischievous; troublesome or annoying. [1425 75; late ME < L pestiferus plague bringing, equiv. to …   Universalium

  • pestiferous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pestifer pestilential, noxious, from pestis + fer ferous Date: 15th century 1. dangerous to society ; pernicious 2. a. carrying or propagating infection ; pestilential b. infected with a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pestiferousness — See pestiferously. * * * …   Universalium

  • pestiferous — /pɛsˈtɪfərəs/ (say pes tifuhruhs) adjective 1. carrying or producing plague. 2. → pestilential. 3. pernicious in any way. 4. Colloquial mischievous, troublesome, or annoying. {Latin pestifer plague bringing + ous} –pestiferously, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • pestiferous — [pes tif′ər əs] adj. [ME < L pestiferus < pestis, plague + ferre, to BEAR1] 1. a) bringing or carrying disease b) Archaic infected with an epidemic disease 2. dangerous to morals or to the welfare of society; noxious; evil …   English World dictionary

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