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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

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

  2. plague, pestilence, pest(noun)

    any epidemic disease with a high death rate

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

  3. infestation, plague(noun)

    a swarm of insects that attack plants

    "a plague of grasshoppers"

    pest, infestation, pestilence, pestis

  4. plague(noun)

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

    pest, infestation, pestilence, pestis

  5. plague(verb)

    an annoyance

    "those children are a damn plague"

    pest, infestation, pestilence, pestis

  6. blight, plague(verb)

    cause to suffer a blight

    "Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"

    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"

    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


  1. plague(noun)

    (used absolutely, usually capitalized: The Pest) The pestilent disease Plague, caused by the virulent bacterium Yersinia pestis and mostly known by its variant form bubonic plague.


  2. plague(noun)

    An epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the above disease.


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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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. plague(n.)

    pestilence, pest

  2. plague(n.)

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

  3. plague(v. a.)

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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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  • طاعونArabic
  • morCzech
  • pest, plage, pestilensDanish
  • Pest, PlageGerman
  • βασανίζω, πλήττω, πανούκλα, πληγή, πανδημία, λοιμός, επιδημία, πανώλη, μάστιγα, μαστίζω, κατατρύχωGreek
  • plaga, atormentar, plagar, molestarSpanish
  • rändtaud, katkEstonian
  • بلا, طاعونPersian
  • rutto, kiusata, vaivata, kulkutauti, vitsausFinnish
  • pest, pestur, plága, svartideyðiFaroese
  • calamité, peste, plaie, fléau, affligerFrench
  • plá, an Phlá Dhubh, an Phlá Mhór, Plá bhúbónachIrish
  • plàighScottish Gaelic
  • pestis, csapás, járványHungarian
  • ժանտախտ, պատիժ, ժանտամահ, պատուհաս, աղետ, դժվախտությունArmenian
  • plágaIcelandic
  • molestare, tormentare, peste, affliggereItalian
  • 黒死病, 大量発生, 疫病, 悩みの種, 蔓延, 伝染病, 感染症, ペスト, 伝染, 悩ます, 感染, 厄介Japanese
  • შავი ჭირი, ჟამი, ჭირიGeorgian
  • PeschtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • mērisLatvian
  • mate urutā, urutā, mui, pōreareaMāori
  • напаст, чума, беда, помор, епидемијаMacedonian
  • plaag, kwelling, pest, teisteren, ellende, kwellen, pestenDutch
  • dżuma, manginaPolish
  • peste bubónica, incômodo, incomodar, atormentar, praga, peste negraPortuguese
  • pestă, ciumăRomanian
  • бедствие, мор, поветрие, чума, нашествие, эпидемияRussian
  • epidemijaSerbo-Croatian
  • kugaSlovene
  • pestSwedish
  • பிளேக்Tamil
  • salotTagalog
  • vebaTurkish
  • افسوسUrdu
  • tomodVolapük

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