pestilent

  • 1 pestilent — PESTILÉNT, Ă, pestilenţi, te, adj. (Rar) Care ţine de pestă, privitor la pestă; provocat de pestă; care are caracteristicile pestei; p. ext. contagios, pestilenţial (1). – Din fr. pestilent. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 13.03.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 … …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 pestilent — pestilent, ente (pè sti lan, lan t ) adj. 1°   Qui tient de la peste. Une fièvre pestilente. 2°   Qui donne la peste. •   Il [Satan] ressemble à une vapeur pestilente qui se coule au milieu de l air par une contagion insensible et imperceptible à …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 pestilent — ⇒PESTILENT, ENTE, adj. Synon. rare de pestilentiel. A. Vx ou littér. 1. Qui a les caractères de la peste (v. ce mot A 2 a) ou d une autre maladie épidémique à mortalité élevée. J ai guéri la fièvre pestilente, la podagre, l hydropisie (ARNOUX,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 4 Pestilent — Pes ti*lent, a. [L. pestilens, entis, fr. pestis pest: cf. F. pestilent.] Pestilential; noxious; pernicious; mischievous. Corrupt and pestilent. Milton. What a pestilent knave is this same! Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 pestilent — Pestilent, [pestil]ente. adj. Qui tient de la peste. Un air pestilent. Il se dit aussi pour signifier simplement, infect. Une haleine pestilente. un souffle pestilent …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 pestilent — [pes′tə lənt] adj. [ME < L pestilens < pestis, plague] 1. likely to cause death; deadly 2. Rare contagious; pestilential 3. dangerous to the security and welfare of society; pernicious [the pestilent threat of war] 4. annoying; troublesome… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 pestilent — I adjective baleful, baneful, contagious, damaging, dangerous, deadly, death dealing, deathly, deleterious, destructive, disastrous, disease ridden, diseased, epidemic, evil, fatal, feral, foul, harmful, hurtful, infectious, injurious,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 pestilenţ — pestilénţ s.m. (înv.) plantă erbacee, cu flori albe gălbui dispuse în mici capitule; cucuruz. Trimis de blaurb, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DAR …

    Dicționar Român

  • 9 pestilent — mid 15c. (adj.), 1560s (n.), from L. pestilens, from pestilis “of the nature of a plague,” from pestis deadly contagious disease …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 pestilent — pestilent, pestilential *poisonous, venomous, virulent, toxic, mephitic, miasmic, miasmatic, miasmal Analogous words: *infectious, contagious, catching: noxious, *pernicious, baneful, deleterious …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 pestilent — / pestilential [adj] dangerous, harmful baneful, contagious, contaminating, corrupting, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, diseased, evil, fatal, infectious, injurious, lethal, mortal, noxious, pernicious, pestiferous, ruinous,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 pestilent — Pestilent, Pestilens …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 13 pestilent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) deadly. 2) informal, dated annoying. 3) archaic harmful to morals or public order …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 pestilent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pestilent , pestilens pestilential, from pestis Date: 14th century 1. destructive of life ; deadly 2. injuring or endangering society ; pernicious 3. causing displeasure or annoyance 4. infectious,… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 PESTILENT — ENTE. adj. T. didactique. Qui tient de la peste. Une fièvre pestilente. Respirer un air pestilent. Il est peu usité …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16 pestilent — pestilently, adv. /pes tl euhnt/, adj. 1. producing or tending to produce infectious or contagious, often epidemic, disease; pestilential. 2. destructive to life; deadly; poisonous. 3. injurious to peace, morals, etc.; pernicious. 4. troublesome …

    Universalium

  • 17 pestilent — adjective 1》 deadly. 2》 informal, dated annoying. 3》 archaic harmful to morals or public order. Derivatives pestilently adverb Origin ME: from L. pestilens, pestilent unhealthy, destructive , from pestis plague …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 pestilent — pes•ti•lent [[t]ˈpɛs tl ənt[/t]] adj. 1) pat producing or tending to produce infectious or contagious, often epidemic, disease; pestilential 2) pat destructive to life; deadly 3) injurious to peace, morals, etc.; pernicious 4) troublesome or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 pestilent — a, pestilènt, o adj. pestilente ; qui tient de la peste. « Entre lou pourriguié e li fum pestilen qu en avènon… » J. Monné < Verdaguer …

    Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • 20 pestilent — adjective /pɛstəlɛnt/ a) highly injurious or destructive to life: deadly. b) annoying …

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