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Synonyms for pest
pɛstpest

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Wiktionary

  1. pestnoun

    Synonyms:
    bug

  2. pestnoun

    A plague, pestilence, epidemic

    Synonyms:
    bug

  3. pestnoun

    An annoying, harmful, often destructive creature.

    Synonyms:
    bug

  4. pestnoun

    An annoying person.

    Synonyms:
    bug

  5. pestnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

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

  2. plague, pestilence, pestnoun

    any epidemic disease with a high death rate

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

  3. pest, blighter, cuss, pesterer, gadflynoun

    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. pestnoun

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pestnoun

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

  2. pestnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pestnoun

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

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Pest":

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How to use pest in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. George Amato:

    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.

  3. Franklin P. Adams:

    I hate the pollyanna pest who says that all is for the best.

  4. James Ramsey:

    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.

  5. Neil Morrison:

    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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