pestiferous :

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  • s  contaminated with infecting organisms
  • s  likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease
  • s  tending to corrupt or pervert
  • s  causing irritation or annoyance

  • But still, there's something pestiferous about those ubiquitous guys.
  • A pestiferous dog saves the situationat least for home-loving Wife Sheridanby exhuming a letter from Washington to the Continental Army (modern value: $50,000).
  • Last week it did both when it looked at the pestiferous question of pornography.

  • Ian Paisley in Times Online
    In the 1960s Paisley described journalists as "pestiferous scribbling rodents" who "usually sport thick-lensed glasses, wear six pairs of ropey sandals, are homosexual, kiss holy medals and carry secret membership of the Communist party".

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