Examples of pestilent
<proper hand washing will help prevent the spread of most pestilent diseases>
<pestilent reporters hounding him night and day>
Origin of pestilent
Middle English, from Latin pestilent-, pestilens pestilential, from pestis
First Known Use: 14th century
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