Definition for PEST'I-LENT

PEST'I-LENT, a. [L. pestilens, from pestis, plague.]

  1. Producing the plague, or other malignant, contagious disease; noxious to health and life; as, a pestilent air or climate. – Bacon.
  2. Mischievous; noxious to morals or society, destructive; in a general sense; as, pestilent books.
  3. Troublesome; mischievous; making disturbance; corrupt; as, a pestilent fellow. – Acts xxiv.

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