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pestilential (adj) extremely unpleasant and annoying; causing pestilence, a disease spreading quickly and killing a large number of people.

A pestilential person is a very annoying and unpleasant person. We avoid a pestilential person because they tire us and disgust us. We avoid them as plague. A pestilential disease is a disease that spreads fast and takes a large number of lives. A pestilential area is an area which may cause such diseases.

  • The creditor who appeared a God sent to her when he lent her money appeared to be a pestilential fellow when he began to demand the repayment. She found him extremely unpleasant and annoying.
  • Everyone avoided the island as it was pestilential. Nobody would go to the island as it was the home of many poisonous diseases.
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