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verminous adj : of the nature of vermin; very offensive or repulsive

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From vermin + -ous


  1. Infested with vermin.
    The old beggar kept a verminous mongrel dog for a pet.
  2. Associated with, relating to, or caused by vermin.
    The dog was constantly scratching his many verminous sores and welts.
  3. Actively unpleasant, contemptible, or otherwise reminiscent of vermin.
    "Oh, is he not a nice man?" asked the young lady. "My dear, he's positively verminous." replied her aunt, looking askance.

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