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Than whose doctrine, which is an art of deceiving, nothing can be more pestilent.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin pestilentem (nominative pestilens), from pestilis "of the nature of a plague," from pestis "deadly contagious disease" (see pest (n.)). Related: Pestilently.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.