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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

Editors Contribution

  1. pestiliance

    fatal illiness

    Submitted by anonymous on May 9, 2021  

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

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How to use plague in a sentence?

  1. Carly Fiorina:

    My husband Frank and I lost a child to the demons of addiction – as have countless parents across our country – and Senator Sessions understands we can and must do more to support states that are taking an active role to combat this plague.

  2. Emilio DeBess:

    Fortunately, plague remains a rare disease, but people need to take appropriate precautions with wildlife and their pets to keep it that way.

  3. Jonathan Blake:

    There was this absolute fear about what was befalling seemingly healthy gay men, who would suddenly take ill for no apparent reason and die in appalling circumstances, your head is messed up, you have this killer virus coursing through your veins, you feel like a pariah... HIV was considered a gay plague that we (gay men) had brought upon ourselves - it was horrid.

  4. Simon Clarke:

    You can't stop people wanting to travel, and that has been the case for thousands of years, in exactly the same way that sailing goods around the world allowed bubonic plague into the UK, allowing people to fly around the world allows them to spread diseases.

  5. Henry Fielding:

    If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.

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