Synonyms for canker

Synonyms for (noun) canker

Synonyms: pestilence, canker

Definition: a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of

Usage: racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation; according to him, I was the canker in their midst

Similar words: influence

Definition: a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do

Usage: her wishes had a great influence on his thinking

Synonyms: canker, canker sore

Definition: an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)

Similar words: ulcer, ulceration

Definition: a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue

Synonyms: canker

Definition: a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark

Similar words: plant disease

Definition: a disease that affects plants

Synonyms for (verb) canker

Synonyms: canker

Definition: infect with a canker

Similar words: infect

Definition: communicate a disease to

Usage: Your children have infected you with this head cold

Synonyms: canker

Definition: become infected with a canker

Similar words: sicken, come down

Definition: get sick

Usage: She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital

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