Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. bearing pustules
  • adj. resembling a pustule

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling, or covered with, pustules; pustulate; pustular.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of or covered with pustules; resembling a pustule or pustules; pustular.

Etymologies

pustule + -ous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not 17 or 18 or 21 – all of which still count as extremely young – but 16: the age of moping and loafing, of experimenting disastrously with basic heavy-metal guitar; of loitering quite near groups of girls and hoping to appear fascinatingly aloof rather than pustulous and gaunt.

    Enjoying the fleeting thrill of fragile prodigies is a national habit | Barney Ronay

  • Bridalplasty is par for a very, very bizarre cultural course that started somewhere back on MTV's first drunken Real World and will end somewhere humid and pustulous, where no light escapes.

    Mark Morford: Bridalplasty Meets the Tea Party Meets Extreme Porn, With Unfortunate Results

  • Many years later, when he faced his own personal firing squad (which he didn't actually face but sort of chewed) my brother, Seymour “Seymour” Gassbag, would remember the night, some 200 years or so earlier when, during a siege of Ebola fever in our family, our sister Fanny was moved into the room that we shared with eight or nine of our pustulous, febrile siblings, all of whom would die.

    Raise Really High The Roofbeam, Gassbag

  • In the vitriol over primacy claims to victimhood between females and blacks, we see our two candidates draining the pustulous boil of the once-silent liberal majority.

    Nina Burleigh: Is Obama Man Enough To Be a Feminist Too?

  • A large pustulous sore and the usual symptoms accompanying the disease were produced in consequence.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • Experience now tells me that almost the only variation which follows consists in the pustulous fluids remaining limpid nearly to the time of its total disappearance; and not, as in the direct smallpox, becoming purulent.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • On her hand was one large pustulous sore, which resembled that delineated in Plate No.I. (Plate appears in original.)

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • Today an older nurse with yeeeeeeears of gorey experience was elected to take a culture of the pustulous oozing sore and she had to have 2 helpers to hold back the abdomen and leg fat that usually obstructs the vaginal area.

    wilberteets Diary Entry

  • To play Siamese twin to a pustulous convict were a trifle beside this.

    Despair's Last Journey

  • The extract of Bilberry is found to be a very useful application for curing such skin diseases as scaly eczema, and other eczema which is not moist or pustulous; also for burns and scalds.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

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