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See definition of festering on Dictionary.com
  • as ininflamed
  • as inrotten

synonyms for festering

  • fevered
  • infected
  • irritated
  • sore
  • swollen
  • blistered
  • burnt
  • chafed
  • festered
  • scalded
  • tender
  • bloodshot
  • raw
  • red
  • septic
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How to use festering in a sentence

The sanitary effect upon the festering disputes of our time would be incalculably great.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
He carries a strange, festering sore within him and that poisons his whole blood.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
To have a festering wound and to be able to show the wound to no surgeon, is wretchedness indeed!
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
He's just a basketful of festering, pestilent corruption, provided for the support and entertainment of microbes.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
I have kept my singularly repulsive infirmity of body, and to it I have added a mind festering with foul memories.
THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
But I carried also a portentously swollen under-lip, with a crack in it which showed signs of festering.
THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY REVELSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
Is it through such instrumentality you would bring home the Church's message to proud and festering humanity?
THE YOUNG PRIEST'S KEEPSAKEMICHAEL PHELAN
The preaching of Wycliffe probed still deeper the festering corruption of the dominant Church.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 18, NO. 109, NOVEMBER, 1866VARIOUS
I would give life-interest in rotten house property short shrift by burning the festering places.
LONDON'S UNDERWORLDTHOMAS HOLMES
Dr. Surtaine eyed with disfavor the festering tenement indicated.
THE CLARIONSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
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WORDS RELATED TO FESTERING

  • blistered
  • bloodshot
  • burnt
  • chafed
  • festered
  • festering
  • fevered
  • infected
  • irritated
  • raw
  • red
  • scalded
  • septic
  • sore
  • swollen
  • tender
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.