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Synonyms for plague

Synonyms for plague

a cause of suffering or harm

a sudden increase in something, as the occurrence of a disease

to trouble persistently from or as if from all sides

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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

any epidemic disease with a high death rate

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a swarm of insects that attack plants

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any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)

cause to suffer a blight

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References in classic literature ?
you can do nothing but what you do already: be plagued very often, and never lose your temper.
These he cultivates with his own hands, and is said even to have produced new varieties of poison, more horribly deleterious than Nature, without the assistance of this learned person, would ever have plagued the world withal.
which is said to have plagued the family so sorely ever
Then tell one of your slaughterers to cut off the head of the horse I rode upon, for it was very unruly, and plagued me sadly on the road'; but the truth was, she was very much afraid lest Falada should some day or other speak, and tell all she had done to the princess.
He went away to his regiment two days ago, and I trust I shall never be plagued with him again.
I made my complaint to the governor of Sainte-Marguerite's, who brought my finger under my nose by telling me if I plagued him with such silly stories he would have me flogged.
I do think that, of all the silly, irritating tomfoolishness by which we are plagued, this "weather-forecast" fraud is about the most aggravating.