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1. pestilence

noun. ['ˈpɛstələns'] a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of.

Synonyms

  • canker

Antonyms

  • indispose
  • dissuade

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Words that Rhyme with Pestilence

  • abeyance
  • abhorrence
  • absence
  • abstinence
  • abundance
  • acceptance
  • acceptance
  • accordance
  • acquaintance
  • acquiescence
  • adherence
  • admittance
  • adolescence
  • adolescence
  • adriance
  • affluence
  • agence
  • allegiance
  • alliance
  • allowance

How do you pronounce pestilence?

Pronounce pestilence as ˈpɛstələns.

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Example sentences of the word pestilence


1. Noun, singular or mass
Renaissance medicine men used them for plague, pestilence and snake bites.

Quotes containing the word pestilence


1. Every night I pray I whisper into a megaphone, not only so God is sure to hear, but also my neighbors, because I pray to God He’ll deliver pestilence and plague to the residents next door. I even tell God the exact address, as if He can’t read my heart. But it’s not for His benefit, it’s for my neighbors’.
- Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

2. Sometimes I ask God what I did to deserve her love. I maintain my innocence, and of all the forms of God’s wrath from plagues, pestilence, and famine, her love is by far the cruelest.
- Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

3. To the untutored sage, the concentration of population was the prolific mother of all evils, moral no less than physical. He argued that food is good, while surfeit kills; that love is good, but lust destroys; and not less dreaded than the pestilence following upon crowded and unsanitary dwellings was the loss of spiritual power inseparable from too close contact with one's fellow-men.
- Charles Alexander Eastman, The Soul of the Indian

2. pestilence

noun. ['ˈpɛstələns'] 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
  • pest
  • pulmonic plague
  • pneumonic plague
  • plague
  • pestis bubonica
  • epidemic disease

3. pestilence

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

Synonyms

  • pest
  • epidemic disease
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