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Synonyms for pest
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plague, pestilence, pest, pestis(noun)

    a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal

    Synonyms:
    pesterer, canker, infestation, pestilence, pestis, gadfly, plague, cuss, blighter

  2. plague, pestilence, pest(noun)

    any epidemic disease with a high death rate

    Synonyms:
    pesterer, canker, infestation, pestilence, pestis, gadfly, plague, cuss, blighter

  3. pest, blighter, cuss, pesterer, gadfly(noun)

    a persistently annoying person

    Synonyms:
    pesterer, feller, expletive, lad, swearing, curse word, bloke, oath, pestilence, pestis, blighter, gent, gadfly, cuss, chap, curse, swearword, fellow, plague, fella

  4. pest(noun)

    any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc.

    "he sprayed the garden to get rid of pests"; "many pests have developed resistance to the common pesticides"

    Synonyms:
    gadfly, cuss, plague, pestilence, blighter, pesterer, pestis

Wiktionary

  1. pest(noun)

    Synonyms:
    bug

  2. pest(noun)

    A plague, pestilence, epidemic

    Synonyms:
    bug

  3. pest(noun)

    An annoying, harmful, often destructive creature.

    Synonyms:
    bug

  4. pest(noun)

    An annoying person.

    Synonyms:
    bug

  5. pest(noun)

    Someone with poor social discipline who continually bothers disinterested women.

    Stop being such a pest and leave that girl alone!

    Synonyms:
    bug

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pest

    Synonyms:
    plague, nuisance, curse, annoyance, blight, bone, scourge

    Antonyms:
    benefit, blessing, acquisition

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    plague, pestilence, infection, fatal epidemic, infectious disease

  2. pest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    contamination, poison, taint, bane, scourge, curse, infliction, nuisance, great annoyance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pest(n)

    Synonyms:
    pestilence, plague, scourge, curse, nuisance, annoyance, infliction, bane

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Pest":

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Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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How to use pest in a sentence?

  1. Tivon Feeley:

    I think people know about the pest, I think they’re just now becoming aware of how serious this pest is going to be.

  2. Jack Holland:

    Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.

  3. Robert Johansson:

    Drones right now are able to detect pest outbreaks in fields so you could argue they would be very good for USDA it is just that the coverage is too spotty.

  4. Ron Harrison:

    Warmer, wetter conditions favor pest activity, if the experts are right about El Niño, the pest control industry will benefit, no doubt about that.

  5. Victor Sedinger:

    Termites swarm in the spring, if there’s a bunch of winged insects flying out of a hole in the woodwork, that’s probably termites. Call a licensed professional pest control company. You’ll save money and trouble in the long run.

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