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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pes·tif·er·ous /pɛsˈtɪf(ə)rəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pes·tif·er·ous /pɛsˈtɪf(ə)rəs/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pes·tif·er·ous a.
 1. Pest-bearing; pestilential; noxious to health; malignant; infectious; contagious; as, pestiferous bodies. “Poor, pestiferous creatures begging alms.” --Evelyn. “Unwholesome and pestiferous occupations.” --Burke.
 2. Noxious to peace, to morals, or to society; vicious; hurtful; destructive; as, a pestiferous demagogue.
    Pestiferous reports of men very nobly held.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: contaminated with infecting organisms; "dirty wounds";
             "obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen [syn:
              contaminated, dirty, infected]
      2: likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; "a
         pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift;
         "plaguey fevers" [syn: pestilent, pestilential, plaguey]
      3: tending to corrupt or pervert [syn: corruptive, perversive]
      4: causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm
         on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is
         particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it
         galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay";
         "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of
         pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a
         teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious
         child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"
         [syn: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome,
          pesky, pestering, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious,