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
plague, pestilence, pest(noun)
any epidemic disease with a high death rate
a swarm of insects that attack plants
"a plague of grasshoppers"
any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
"those children are a damn plague"
cause to suffer a blight
"Too much rain may blight the garden with mold"
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
To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.
Wikis are often plagued by vandalism
To afflict with a disease or other calamity.
Natural catastrophies plagued the colonists till they abandoned the pestilent marshland
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
A grave nuisance, whatever greatly irritates
Rascal Bart is an utter plague, his pranks never cease until he's put over the knee
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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.
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How to use plague in a sentence?
You hear of the plague, and instantly you think of Black Death which ravages Europe, it has that enormous historical baggage, it's where lots of our ideas about what it means to have an epidemic comes from.
He who trusts a woman and leads an ass will never be free from plague.
Whether it be typhus and Irish immigrants and the bubonic plague and Chinese immigrants, cholera and Russian Jews, when Mexican immigrants were coming across the border after an outbreak of typhus in El Paso, they were literally sprayed with insecticide.
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.
We do not face the land and water pollution issues that plague those countries.
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- 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
- 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
- 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
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