Synonyms for plague

Synonyms for (noun) plague

Synonyms: plague

Definition: an annoyance

Usage: those children are a damn plague

Similar words: bother, botheration, pain, pain in the ass, pain in the neck, annoyance, infliction

Definition: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness

Usage: washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer; a bit of a bother; he's not a friend, he's an infliction


Synonyms: plague

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

Similar words: tragedy, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster

Definition: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

Usage: the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity; the earthquake was a disaster


Synonyms: plague, infestation

Definition: a swarm of insects that attack plants

Usage: a plague of grasshoppers

Similar words: cloud, swarm

Definition: a group of many things in the air or on the ground

Usage: a swarm of insects obscured the light; clouds of blossoms; it discharged a cloud of spores


Synonyms: pest, pestilence, plague

Definition: any epidemic disease with a high death rate

Similar words: epidemic disease

Definition: any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people


Synonyms: pest, pestilence, pestis, plague

Definition: 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

Similar words: epidemic disease

Definition: any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people

Synonyms for (verb) plague

Synonyms: plague, provoke, molest, harass, harry, hassle, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, beset

Definition: annoy continually or chronically

Usage: He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked; This man harasses his female co-workers

Similar words: devil, irritate, get at, get to, gravel, rag, rile, bother, chafe, annoy, nark, nettle, vex

Definition: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Usage: Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me; It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves


Synonyms: blight, plague

Definition: cause to suffer a blight

Usage: Too much rain may blight the garden with mold

Similar words: afflict, smite

Definition: cause physical pain or suffering in

Usage: afflict with the plague