Synonyms of pestilence


1. plague, pestilence, pest, pestis, epidemic disease

usage: 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

2. plague, pestilence, pest, epidemic disease

usage: any epidemic disease with a high death rate

3. pestilence, canker, influence

usage: a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of; "racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation"; "according to him, I was the canker in their midst"

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Definition and meaning of pestilence (Dictionary)