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1. pest

noun. ['ˈpɛst'] a persistently annoying person.

Synonyms

  • tormenter
  • cuss
  • persecutor
  • blighter
  • nudnik
  • pesterer
  • gadfly
  • nudnick

Etymology

  • peste (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • pestis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Pest

  • self-professed
  • transgressed
  • unimpressed
  • telequest
  • stateswest
  • intrawest
  • eastern-west
  • dispossessed
  • unaddressed
  • telewest
  • repossessed
  • reinvest
  • progressed
  • northwest
  • indigest
  • expressed
  • distressed
  • compressed
  • undressed
  • sylvest
  • suppressed
  • suggest
  • southwest
  • request
  • repressed
  • reassessed
  • protest
  • professed
  • penwest
  • norwest

Sentences with pest


1. Noun, singular or mass
Consider using an exterminator if you have an ongoing pest problem in your home.

2. Adjective, superlative
Like all pest issues, elimination is a process, and it takes some time to become flea free.

3. Verb, base form
Cold injury can leave burning bush plants susceptible to pest invasion and disease.

2. pest

noun. ['ˈpɛst'] any epidemic disease with a high death rate.

Synonyms

  • pestilence
  • epidemic disease

Etymology

  • peste (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • pestis (Latin)

3. pest

noun. ['ˈpɛst'] any unwanted and destructive insect or other animal that attacks food or crops or livestock etc..

Synonyms

  • animal
  • creature
  • vermin
  • fauna
  • animate being
  • beast

Antonyms

  • male
  • humane
  • mental
  • good person

Etymology

  • peste (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • pestis (Latin)

4. pest

noun. ['ˈpɛst'] 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.

Synonyms

  • bubonic plague
  • plague pneumonia
  • septicemic plague
  • glandular plague
  • pulmonic plague
  • pneumonic plague
  • plague
  • pestilence
  • pestis bubonica
  • epidemic disease

Etymology

  • peste (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • pestis (Latin)
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