noun see pestiferous

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  • pestiferousness — See pestiferously. * * * …   Universalium

  • pestiferousness — pes·tif·er·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • pestiferousness — noun see pestiferous …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Virulence — (also called pestiferousness) refers to the degree of pathogenicity of a microbe, or in other words the relative ability of a microbe to cause disease.The word virulent , which is the adjective for virulence, derives from the Latin word… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • aggravation — Synonyms and related words: accelerando, acceleration, adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, agitation, animation, annoyance, annoyingness, arousal, arousing, bad news, bedevilment, beefing up, blight, blowing up, blowup, bore, bother,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • annoyance — Synonyms and related words: ado, adverse circumstances, adversity, affliction, aggravation, amplification, anger, annoyingness, anxiety, augmentation, aversion, bad news, bedevilment, besetment, blight, bore, bother, botheration, bothering,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • exasperation — Synonyms and related words: aggravation, agitation, amplification, animation, annoyance, annoyingness, arousal, arousing, augmentation, bad news, bedevilment, besetment, bore, bother, botheration, bothersomeness, contentiousness, crashing bore,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • harassment — Synonyms and related words: McCarthyism, aggravation, annoyance, annoyingness, bad news, bedevilment, bore, bother, botheration, bothering, bothersomeness, crashing bore, devilment, difficulty, disturbance, dogging, downer, drag, exasperation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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