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There are other pestilential concerns, among them dengue fever and chikungunya, a virus that swept through the Caribbean a few years ago.
But unlike other animals tagged as invasive and pestilential — like Burmese pythons, feral hogs, and snakehead fish — mute swans are widely beloved.
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First Known Use of pestilential
Synonymsabrasive, aggravating, bothersome, carking, chafing, disturbing, exasperating, frustrating, galling, irksome, irritating, maddening, nettlesome, nettling, peeving, pesky, pestiferous, pestilent, annoying, pesty, plaguey (also plaguy), rankling, rebarbative, riling, vexatious, vexing
Related Wordsburdensome, discomforting, displeasing, disquieting, distressing, importunate, importune, inconveniencing; angering, enraging, infuriating; brattish, bratty, mischievous, offensive, troublesome, upsetting; distractive, painful, stressful, tiresome, troubling, trying, worrisome; biting, grating, jangling, jarring, spiny, thorny
Near Antonymsdelightful, pleasing
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