Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or caused by vermin.
  • adjective Infested with vermin.
  • adjective Loathsome or repulsive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to verminate, or breed vermin; affected with vermination; infested with parasitic vermin: as, verminous carrion.
  • Due to the presence of vermin; caused by vermin: as, verminous ulcers. See phthiriasis.
  • Of the nature of or consisting of vermin; like vermin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending to breed vermin; infested by vermin.
  • adjective Caused by, or arising from the presence of, vermin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Infested with vermin.
  • adjective Actively unpleasant, contemptible, or otherwise reminiscent of vermin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of the nature of vermin; very offensive or repulsive

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From vermin +‎ -ous.

Examples

  • The same sort of evil could be ascribed to the Nazi regime itself, which showed its own inhumanity by treating its "verminous" victims as nonhuman.

    Satan Goes Secular

  • No sooner has the mayor announced that he has dreamed of rats than two verminous monsters appear outside his door.

    Government Inspector – review

  • No sooner has the mayor announced that he has dreamed of rats than two verminous monsters appear outside his door.

    Government Inspector – review

  • And I was in a verminous, overpriced apartment that periodically had no running water, surrounded by sectarian tensions, on a vague mission that I only half believed in myself.

    Day of Honey

  • If Obama had waited more than a few hours to react to Haiti, you and the other verminous right-wing scumbags* would be attacking him for not reacting soon enough to a humanitarian catastrophe.

    Think Progress » Beck: Obama is ‘dividing the nation’ by reacting ‘so rapidly to Haiti.’

  • But these vociferous individuals and groups tend to ignore the obvious human component: Cats as pets are too integrated into our cultural fabric for us to consider their verminous eradication.

    Vet's view: One small snip for catkind ...

  • —Jane Wellington, I am not touching this verminous creature, and I forbid you to have anything to do with her either!

    Uprising

  • And I was in a verminous, overpriced apartment that periodically had no running water, surrounded by sectarian tensions, on a vague mission that I only half believed in myself.

    Day of Honey

  • —Jane Wellington, I am not touching this verminous creature, and I forbid you to have anything to do with her either!

    Uprising

  • —Jane Wellington, I am not touching this verminous creature, and I forbid you to have anything to do with her either!

    Uprising

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