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Definition 1: an annoyance - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where plague or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • those children are a damn plague

(plague is a kind of ...) something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness

"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"

(plague is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 2: any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God) - [noun denoting event]

(plague is a kind of ...) an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

"the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity" "the earthquake was a disaster"

Definition 3: a swarm of insects that attack plants - [noun denoting group]

Samples where plague or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a plague of grasshoppers

Synonyms for plague in the sense of this definition

(plague is a kind of ...) a group of many things in the air or on the ground

"a swarm of insects obscured the light" "clouds of blossoms" "it discharged a cloud of spores"

Definition 4: 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 - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for plague in the sense of this definition

(plague is a kind of ...) any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people

(... is a kind of plague ) the most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person

(... is a kind of plague ) a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever

(... is a kind of plague ) an especially dangerous and generally fatal form of the plague in which infecting organisms invade the bloodstream; does not spread from person to person

Definition 5: any epidemic disease with a high death rate - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for plague in the sense of this definition

(plague is a kind of ...) any infectious disease that develops and spreads rapidly to many people

Definition 6: annoy continually or chronically - [verb of emotion]

Samples where plague or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for plague in the sense of this definition

(plague is a kind of ...) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

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

(... is a kind of plague ) annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism

"He needled her with his sarcastic remarks"

(... is a kind of plague ) treat cruelly

"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

(... is a kind of plague ) harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions

Definition 7: cause to suffer a blight - [verb of weather]

Samples where plague or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Too much rain may blight the garden with mold

Synonyms for plague in the sense of this definition

(plague is a kind of ...) cause physical pain or suffering in

"afflict with the plague"

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