contagious


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Synonyms for contagious

Synonyms for contagious

capable of transmission by infection

Synonyms for contagious

easily diffused or spread as from one person to another

Related Words

(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

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So this is as much as to say, perverse and thieving knave that you are, that you permit yourself to be lacking in respect towards the Auditor of the Châtelet, to the magistrate committed to the popular police of Paris, charged with searching out crimes, delinquencies, and evil conduct; with controlling all trades, and interdicting monopoly; with maintaining the pavements; with debarring the hucksters of chickens, poultry, and water-fowl; of superintending the measuring of fagots and other sorts of wood; of purging the city of mud, and the air of contagious maladies; in a word, with attending continually to public affairs, without wages or hope of salary
Untouched by the contagious malady himself, nevertheless he would have married her if he had had the slightest inkling of what she contemplated.
Among men who have any sound and sterling qualities, there is nothing so contagious as pure openness of heart.
In some countries, foreigners and natives are as differently affected by certain contagious disorders as if they had been different animals; of which fact some instances have occurred in Chile; and, according to Humboldt, in Mexico (Polit.
Valentin produced his official card and said very rapidly: "Call up two of your men to come with me in pursuit," and crossed the road with such contagious energy that the ponderous policeman was moved to almost agile obedience.
Indeed, so foul and contagious are all such proceedings, that they contaminate the very innocent scenes where they are committed, and give the name of a bad house, or of a house of ill repute, to all those where they are suffered to be carried on.
Such sleep is contagious-- even through a thick wall it is contagious.
The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious, and may revolutionize a whole town.
He sank under a contagious disorder, very prevalent at that time, and vulgarly termed the jail fever.
Grimwig lost no time in carrying this notice into effect upon the blushing girl; and the example, being contagious, was followed both by the doctor and Mr.
But that description of fainting fits, which is contagious among ladies, seldom lasts long; so when he had been well kissed, and a little cried over, Mrs.
There was something contagious in Kit's laugh, for his mother, who had looked grave before, first subsided into a smile, and then fell to joining in it heartily, which occasioned Kit to say that he knew it was natural, and to laugh the more.
The authors share scientific evidence linking organizational success or failure to "primal leadership," arguing that a leader's emotions are contagious and must resonate enthusiasm if an organization is to thrive.
TEACHERS and pupils in south Warwickshire seem to have so far escaped a contagious virus which has caused severe disruption at schools in Coventry and other parts of Warwickshire.
An infected person is contagious until the last smallpox scab falls off.