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Synonyms for plague
pleɪg

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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, pest, cuss, blighter

  2. plague, pestilence, pest(noun)

    any epidemic disease with a high death rate

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

  3. infestation, plague(noun)

    a swarm of insects that attack plants

    "a plague of grasshoppers"

    Synonyms:
    pest, infestation, pestilence, pestis

  4. plague(noun)

    any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)

    Synonyms:
    pest, infestation, pestilence, pestis

  5. plague(verb)

    an annoyance

    "those children are a damn plague"

    Synonyms:
    pest, infestation, pestilence, pestis

  6. blight, plague(verb)

    cause to suffer a blight

    "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"

    Synonyms:
    chevvy, molest, hassle, harass, chivy, provoke, blight, chevy, beset, harry, chivvy

  7. harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke(verb)

    annoy continually or chronically

    "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

    Synonyms:
    stimulate, harry, kick up, beset, provoke, hassle, set upon, chevy, chivy, kindle, harass, arouse, enkindle, evoke, call forth, molest, elicit, incrust, encrust, chivvy, ravage, chevvy, blight, fire, raise

Wiktionary

  1. plague(noun)

    Synonyms:
    pest

  2. plague(noun)

    To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.

    Wikis are often plagued by vandalism

    Synonyms:
    pest

  3. plague(noun)

    To afflict with a disease or other calamity.

    Natural catastrophies plagued the colonists till they abandoned the pestilent marshland

    Synonyms:
    pest

  4. plague(noun)

    A widespread affliction, calamity or destructive influx, especially when seen as divine retribution.

    Ten Biblical plagues over Egypt, ranging from locusts to the death of the crown prince, finally forced Pharaoh to let Moses's people go

    Synonyms:
    pest

  5. plague(noun)

    A grave nuisance, whatever greatly irritates

    Rascal Bart is an utter plague, his pranks never cease until he's put over the knee

    Synonyms:
    pest

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. plague

    Abomination (from the Latin ab omen, a thing of ill omen) was originally applied to anything held in religious or ceremonial aversion or abhorrence; as, "The things which are highly esteemed among men are abomination in the sight of God." Luke xvi, 15. The word is oftener applied to the object of such aversion or abhorrence than to the state of mind that so regards it; in common use abomination signifies something very much disliked or loathed, or that deserves to be. Choice food may be an object of aversion and disgust to a sick person; vile food would be an abomination. A toad is to many an object of disgust; a foul sewer is an abomination. As applied to crimes, abomination is used of such as are especially brutal, shameful, or revolting; theft is an offense; infanticide is an abomination.

    Synonyms:
    abhorrence, abomination, abuse, annoyance, aversion, crime, curse, detestation, disgust, evil, execration, hatred, horror, iniquity, nuisance, offense, shame, villainy, wickedness

    Antonyms:
    affection, appreciation, approval, benefit, blessing, delight, desire, enjoyment, esteem, esteem, gratification, joy, satisfaction, treat

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. plague(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pestilence, pest

  2. plague(n.)

    Synonyms:
    affliction; annoyance, vexation, trouble, nuisance, curse, torment, thorn in one's side

  3. plague(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    annoy, tease, vex, worry, trouble, molest, torment, harass, harry, disturb, fret, gall, chafe, bore, incommode, bother, pester, badger, hector, irritate, disquiet

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. plague(n)

    Synonyms:
    pestilence

  2. plague(v)

    Synonyms:
    hector, tantalize, tease, badger, pester, twit, nag, torment, harass, harry

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    scourge, fever, classical, pestilence, pest, epidemic, ravage, blight, mor, afflict, wound, cosmic, pox

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How to use plague in a sentence?

  1. Attorney General Kathleen Kane:

    This is one of the most disturbing cases of public corruption this office has investigated, his conduct is at the root of the fiscal issues that continue to plague the city of Harrisburg today.

  2. André Breton:

    The approval of the public is to be avoided like the plague. It is absolutely essential to keep the public from entering if one wishes to avoid confusion. I must add that the public must be kept panting in expectation at the gate by a system of challenges and provocations.

  3. John Boorman:

    The gun is good. The penis is evil. The penis shoots seeds, and makes new life to poison the earth with a plague of men, as once it was. But the gun shoots death, and purifies the earth of the filth of brutals. Go forth... and kill!

  4. Father Igor:

    It's about helping our brothers from China who are suffering from this scary misfortune, this destructive plague, we perform this prayer and ask God for mercy toward China and its people.

  5. Jay Carver:

    This mass burial, so different to the other individual burials found in the Bedlam cemetery, is very likely a reaction to a catastrophic event, only closer analysis will tell if this is a plague pit from the Great Plague in 1665, but we hope this gruesome but exciting find will tell us more about one of London's most notorious killers.


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