AskDefine | Define verminous

Dictionary Definition

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

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From vermin + -ous

Adjective

  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.

Related terms

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1