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Another word for plague

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Noun
  1. A cause of suffering or harm

      1. Sorrow or grief; misery.
      2. Misfortune or wretchedness:
      3. A cause of sorrow or misery; a misfortune:
      1. A source of widespread dreadful affliction and devastation such as that caused by pestilence or war.
      2. A means of inflicting severe suffering, vengeance, or punishment.
      3. A small whip used to inflict punishment.
      1. Not healthy; sick:
      2. Not normal; unsound:
      3. Resulting in suffering; harmful or distressing:
      1. Morally bad or wrong; wicked:
      2. Causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful:
      3. Characterized by or indicating future misfortune; ominous:
      1. An appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something.
      2. Evil or misfortune that comes as if in response to such an appeal:
      3. A source or cause of evil; a scourge:
      1. A cause of harm, ruin, or death:
      2. A source of persistent annoyance or exasperation:
      3. Fatal injury or ruin:
      1. A condition of pain, suffering, or distress:
      2. A cause of pain, suffering, or distress:
    See also:

    help

  2. A sudden increase in something, as the occurrence of a disease

    See also:

    increase

  3. Something that annoys

Verb
  1. To disturb by repeated attacks

      1. To feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled.
      2. To seize something with the teeth and bite or tear repeatedly:
      3. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
      1. Great physical pain or mental anguish.
      2. A source of harassment, annoyance, or pain.
      3. The torture inflicted on prisoners under interrogation.
      1. To make fun of (someone) playfully or taunt annoyingly:
      2. To say in a playful or mocking way:
      3. To provoke or irritate, as with physical movements:
      1. To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
      1. To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
      2. To attack or raid, as in war:
      3. To force along, as by attacks or blows:
      1. To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
      2. To irritate or torment persistently:
      3. To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
      1. To attack from all sides.
      2. To trouble persistently; harass.
      3. To hem in; surround:
      1. To harass; beset:
      2. To surround with troops; besiege:
      1. To torment mercilessly; plague.
      2. To worry, annoy, or frustrate.
      3. To possess with or as if with a devil; bewitch.
      1. Food or other lure placed on a hook or in a trap and used in the taking of fish, birds, or other animals.
      2. Something, such as a worm, used for this purpose.
      3. An enticement, temptation, or provocation:
      1. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
      2. To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
  2. To trouble persistently from or as if from all sides

      1. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
      2. To petition persistently; importune:
      3. To commit the criminal offense of enticing or inciting (another) to commit an illegal act.
      1. To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
      1. To make an earnest request of (someone), especially insistently or repeatedly:
      2. To ask for (something) urgently or repeatedly.
      3. To annoy; vex.
      1. A domestic dog of any of various breeds commonly used for hunting, characteristically having drooping ears, a short coat, and a deep resonant voice.
      2. A dog.
      3. A contemptible person; a scoundrel.
      1. To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
      2. To attack or raid, as in war:
      3. To force along, as by attacks or blows:
      1. To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
      2. To irritate or torment persistently:
      3. To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
      1. To surround with hostile forces:
      2. To crowd around; hem in:
      3. To harass or overwhelm, as with requests:
      1. To attack from all sides.
      2. To trouble persistently; harass.
      3. To hem in; surround:
      1. To harass; beset:
      2. To surround with troops; besiege:
      1. To torment mercilessly; plague.
      2. To worry, annoy, or frustrate.
      3. To possess with or as if with a devil; bewitch.
      1. Any of several carnivorous burrowing mammals of the family Mustelidae, such as Meles meles of Eurasia or Taxidea taxus of North America, having short legs, long claws on the front feet, and a heavy grizzled coat.
      2. The fur or hair of any of these mammals.
      3. Any of several similar mammals, such as the ratel.
    See also:

    attack

  3. To bring great harm or suffering to

      1. Infliction of severe physical pain as a means of punishment or coercion.
      2. Excruciating physical or mental pain; agony:
      3. An experience or cause of severe pain or anguish:
      1. Great physical pain or mental anguish.
      2. A source of harassment, annoyance, or pain.
      3. The torture inflicted on prisoners under interrogation.
      1. To hit sharply, as with a hand, fist, weapon, or implement:
      2. To inflict (a blow).
      3. To penetrate or pierce:
      1. To inflict a heavy blow on, with or as if with the hand, a tool, or a weapon.
      2. To drive or strike (a weapon, for example) forcefully onto or into something else.
      3. To attack, damage, or destroy by or as if by blows.
      1. A source of widespread dreadful affliction and devastation such as that caused by pestilence or war.
      2. A means of inflicting severe suffering, vengeance, or punishment.
      3. A small whip used to inflict punishment.
      1. A framework or stand in or on which to hold, hang, or display various articles:
      2. A triangular frame for arranging billiard or pool balls at the start of a game.
      3. A receptacle for livestock feed.
      1. To inflict severe pain on; torture.
      2. To inflict great mental distress on.
      1. An appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something.
      2. Evil or misfortune that comes as if in response to such an appeal:
      3. A source or cause of evil; a scourge:
      1. Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment.
      2. To cause to feel or suffer anguish.
      3. To feel or suffer anguish.
      1. To suffer mental anguish or worry about something:
      2. To suffer extreme pain:
      3. To cause great pain or anguish to.
      1. To cause grievous physical or mental suffering to.

Another word for plague

Noun
      1. An acute contagious viral infection of humans, characterized by inflammation of the respiratory tract and by fever, chills, muscular pain, and prostration.
      2. Any of various viral infections of domestic or wild animals, generally characterized by fever and respiratory involvement.
      1. An outbreak of virulent plague, especially its bubonic form, that killed large numbers of people throughout Europe and much of Asia in the 14th century.
      1. Spreading rapidly and extensively by infection and affecting many individuals in an area or a population at the same time:
      2. Widely prevalent:
      3. An outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely.
    See also:

    disease

Verb