plague

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. affliction, woe, visitation; nuisance, pest; bane, scourge, curse; pestilence, disease, epidemic; bubonic plague, white or black death; cholera, tuberculosis, smallpox, typhoid, [Asian, etc. ] flu. —v. t. annoy, tease, pester, molest, bother, get on one's nerves (inf.). See discontent.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. epidemic, Black Death, influenza; see disease .
v.
Syn. disturb, trouble, irk, torment; see bother 2 .
See Synonym Study at bother .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. affliction scourge, epidemic, pandemic, outbreak, pestilence, contagion, bubonic plague, Black Death, calamity.
2. annoyance nuisance, irritant, *thorn in one's side, aggravation, bother, *pain, headache. see disease
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v.
annoy, irritate, trouble, bother, harass, torment, hound, vex, irk, disturb.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A cause of suffering or harm: affliction, bane, curse, evil, ill, scourge, woe. See HELP. 2. A sudden increase in something, as the occurrence of a disease: epidemic, outbreak, rash2. See INCREASE. 3. Something that annoys: aggravation, annoyance, besetment, bother, irritant, irritation, nuisance, peeve, torment, vexation. See FEELINGS, PAIN. II verb 1. To disturb by repeated attacks: annoy, bait, bedevil, beleaguer, beset, harass, harry, pester, tease, torment, worry. See FEELINGS, PAIN. 2. To trouble persistently from or as if from all sides: badger, bedevil, beleaguer, beset, besiege, harass, harry, hound, importune, pester, solicit. See ATTACK. 3. To bring great harm or suffering to: afflict, agonize, anguish, curse, excruciate, rack, scourge, smite, strike, torment, torture. See ATTACK, HELP.

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  • plague — [plāg] n. [ME plage < MFr < L plaga, a blow, misfortune, in LL(Ec), plague < Gr plēgē, plaga < IE * plaga, a blow < base * plag , to strike > FLAW2] 1. anything that afflicts or troubles; calamity; scourge 2. any contagious… …   English World dictionary

  • Plague — Plague, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plagued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plaguing}.] 1. To infest or afflict with disease, calamity, or natural evil of any kind. [1913 Webster] Thus were they plagued And worn with famine. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: To vex;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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