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Synonyms for pestilence
ˈpɛs tl ənspesti·lence

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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, pestis, gadfly, plague, pest, cuss, blighter

  2. plague, pestilence, pestnoun

    any epidemic disease with a high death rate

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

  3. pestilence, cankernoun

    a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of

    "racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation"; "according to him, I was the canker in their midst"

    Synonyms:
    pest, plague, canker sore, canker, pestis

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  1. pestilencenoun

    Synonyms:
    plague, pest, BLIGHT, contagious distemper

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pestilencenoun

    Synonyms:
    plague, scourge, fatal epidemic

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pestilence":

    stench, plague, vermin, epidemic

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How to use pestilence in a sentence?

  1. Woody Allen, "Without Feathers":

    Whosoever shall not fall by the sword or by famine, shall fall by pestilence, so why bother shaving?

  2. William Blake:

    He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

  3. Horace Bushnell:

    If you had the seeds of pestilence in your body you would not have a more active contagion that you have in your tempers, tastes, and principles. Simply to be in this world, whatever you are, is to exert an influence, compared with which mere language and persuasion are feeble.

  4. Woody Allen, Without Feathers:

    Whosoever shall not fall by the sword or by famine, shall fall by pestilence so why bother shaving?

  5. Seán O'Casey:

    Disease an never be conquered, can never be quelled by emotion's willful screaming or faith's symbolic prayer. It can only be conquered by the energy of humanity and the cunning in the mind of man. In the patience of a Curie, in the enlightenment of a Faraday, a Rutherford, a Pasteur, a Nightingale, and all other apostles of light and cleanliness, rather than of a woebegone godliness, we shall find final deliverance from plague, pestilence, and famine.


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