Contagious vs Pestilential - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between contagious and pestilential
is that contagious
is of a disease, easily transmitted to others while pestilential
is producing pestilence or plague; pestilent.
Of a disease, easily transmitted to others.
Of a fashion, laughter, etc., easily passed on to others.
- The flu was so contagious that everybody in town got sick!
Of a person, having a disease that can be transmitted to another person by touch.
- Wearing jeans was a contagious fad at that time.
- They were highly contagious , spreading bacteria to other people.
* (of a disease) catching, infectious
Producing pestilence or plague; pestilent.
, author=Chapman Miske
, title=The Thing in the Moonlight
, passage=Casting my eyes about, I beheld no living object; but was sensible of a very peculiar stirring far below me, amongst the whispering rushes of the pestilential
swamp I had lately quitted.}}