A plague, pestilence, epidemic
An annoying, harmful, often destructive creature.
An annoying person.
Someone with poor social discipline who continually bothers disinterested women.
Stop being such a pest and leave that girl alone!
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plague, pestilence, pest, pestisnoun
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
plague, pestilence, pestnoun
any epidemic disease with a high death rate
pest, blighter, cuss, pesterer, gadflynoun
a persistently annoying person
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"
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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.
This is an enormous new tool for researchers interested in controlling this pest, bed bugs are now very widespread in most major cities around the world, and they have increasingly become resistant to insecticides, making them harder to control.
I hate the pollyanna pest who says that all is for the best.
I am a little long in the tooth to be dressed up like some forest elf crawling around stalking 'hogs but it is just as fun as I remembered it,' i have a good time and the farmers get rid of a pest. As you look at the soybean fields, you'll see what we call 'ice cream cones.' The point of the ice cream cone is where the groundhog's burrow is. He'll eat in a semicircle out from his burrow. Groundhogs love eating fresh soybeans coming out of the ground.
This research is opening new doors for the future of farming with pest control methods that are non-toxic and pesticide-free.
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- plaga, pestaCatalan, Valencian
- plageånd, pestilens, plage, skadedyrDanish
- Quälgeist, Nervensäge, SchädlingGerman
- πανούκλα, μάστιγα, λοιμός, πληγή, ζιζάνιοGreek
- parásito, moscardón, epidemia, pestilencia, pesteSpanish
- tuhoeläin, kiusankappale, kiusanhenki, maanvaivaFinnish
- insecte, pesteFrench
- plàighScottish Gaelic
- orotā, nanakia, kīrearea, pōreareaMāori
- lastpak, pest, plaagDutch
- doo yildiniiNavajo, Navaho
- мор, вреди́тель, парази́т, чума́Russian
- štȅtnīk, štetòčina, dosàdnjāk, dosadnjákovićSerbo-Croatian
- dämabanäsäk, dämabanim, dämabaplan, dämabanimil, minimilVolapük
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