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Synonyms for contagious
kənˈteɪ dʒəscon·ta·gious

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Wiktionary2.7 / 3 votes

  1. contagiousadjective


  2. contagiousadjective

    Of a disease, easily transmitted to others.

    The flu was so contagious that everybody in town got sick!

    catching, infectious


  3. contagiousadjective

    Wearing jeans was a contagious fad at that time.


  4. contagiousadjective

    They were highly contagious, spreading bacteria to other people.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. contagious

    catching, epidemic, infectious, pestilential, communicated, transferred, transmitted, infections

    sporadic, endemic, preventive, antipathetic

Princeton's WordNet2.5 / 4 votes

  1. contagiousadjective

    easily diffused or spread as from one person to another

    "a contagious grin"

    transmittable, transmissible, contractable, catching, communicable


  2. catching, communicable, contagious, contractable, transmissible, transmittableadjective

    (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

    inherited, genetic, communicable, transmittable, ancestral, catching, hereditary, patrimonial, familial, transmissible, contractable, transmitted


Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contagiousadjective

    infectious, catching

  2. contagiousadjective

    pestilential, pestiferous, poisonous, deadly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. contagiousadjective

    communicable, infectious, pestilential, pestiferous


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "contagious":

    communicable, infectious, transmissible

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contagious


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  1. Alan Jackson:

    He is liable for amisdemeanorif it can be established that he willfully exposed himself to a sexual partner while he was afflicted with HIV, in other words, it is a crime to intentionally place another person at risk of contracting your contagious disease.

  2. Marc Siegel:

    The reason that the delta variant is winning out is because of how transmissible [it is], it’s not like some deadly version of this is going to compete and beat out the delta variant; the only thing that could take over from the delta variant is one that’s more contagious...I don’t see this changing enough so it suddenly reinfects everybody that's already had it, and eludes the vaccine.

  3. New York:

    We are heartbroken here at CBS2 as a member of our news family has passed away, nina Kapur joined the team in June 2019 and was known for Nina Kapur contagious smile and love for storytelling.

  4. Lindred Greer:

    Similar to any form of aggressive behavior, direct or indirect, it is contagious and can sink performance.

  5. Ashish Jha:

    This is the most contagious version of the virus we have seen throughout the whole pandemic, it's really very contagious.

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