Meaning of pestilent

pes•ti•lent

Pronunciation: (pes'tl-unt), [key]
— 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, annoying, or mischievous.
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