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Synonyms for plague
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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. plaguenoun

    Synonyms:
    pest

  2. plaguenoun

    To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.

    Wikis are often plagued by vandalism

    Synonyms:
    pest

  3. plaguenoun

    To afflict with a disease or other calamity.

    Natural catastrophies plagued the colonists till they abandoned the pestilent marshland

    Synonyms:
    pest

  4. plaguenoun

    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. plaguenoun

    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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  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, pest, cuss, blighter

  2. plague, pestilence, pestnoun

    any epidemic disease with a high death rate

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

  3. infestation, plaguenoun

    a swarm of insects that attack plants

    "a plague of grasshoppers"

    Synonyms:
    pest, infestation, pestilence, pestis

  4. plaguenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    pest, infestation, pestilence, pestis

  5. plagueverb

    an annoyance

    "those children are a damn plague"

    Synonyms:
    pest, infestation, pestilence, pestis

  6. blight, plagueverb

    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, provokeverb

    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

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. pestiliance

    fatal illiness

    Submitted by anonymous on May 9, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. plaguenoun

    Synonyms:
    pestilence, pest

  2. plaguenoun

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

  3. plagueverb

    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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. plaguenoun

    Synonyms:
    pestilence

  2. plagueverb

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

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How to use plague in a sentence?

  1. John Douglas:

    One of the take-aways from this is that the plague is still around and people need to be thoughtful about the diagnosis process, we caught this because someone asked a thoughtful scientific question.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    In the arts of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine.

  3. Emilio DeBess:

    Many people think of the plague as a disease of the past, but it's still very much present in our environment, particularly among wildlife, fortunately, plague remains a rare disease, but people need to take appropriate precautions with wildlife and their pets to keep it that way.

  4. Maribeth Witzel-Behl:

    It feels like you are the plague itself for asking for space, people are just saying' No, no, we can't.' It was really almost an impossible task.

  5. Jennifer House:

    In Colorado, we expect to have fleas test positive for plague during the summer months, awareness and precautions can help prevent the disease in people.


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