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1. plague

verb. ['ˈpleɪg'] cause to suffer a blight.

Synonyms

  • blight
  • afflict

Etymology

  • plage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plaga (Latin)

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Rhymes with Plague

  • laphroaig
  • nest-egg
  • mctague
  • mcquaig
  • sprague
  • mckaig
  • mccaig
  • mccague
  • maciag
  • o'lague
  • flaig
  • craig
  • vague
  • rague
  • haig
  • hague
  • begue
  • baig

How do you pronounce plague?

Pronounce plague as pleɪg.

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How do you spell plague? Is it plauge ?

A common misspelling of plague is plauge

Sentences with plague


1. Noun, singular or mass
London alone lost half its inhabitants to the plague.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Access to the islands is limited which helps alleviate the crime problems that plague the mainland.

3. Verb, base form
Diabetes, joint breakdown, cancer, teeth problems and liver disease can plague your overweight meowing friends.

Quotes about plague


1. After a moment, Wrath turned to John. "This is Lassiter, the fallen angel. One of the last times he was here on earth, there was a plague in central Europe-""Okay, that was so not my fault-""-which wiped out two-thirds of the human population.""I'd like to remind you that you don't like humans.""They smell bad when they're dead.""All you mortal types do.
- J.R. Ward, Lover Enshrined

2. Hope is a horrible thing, you know. I don't know who decided to package hope as a virtue because it's not. It's a plague. Hope is like walking around with a fishhook in your mouth and somebody just keeps pulling it and pulling it.
- Ann Patchett, State of Wonder

3. 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. plague

verb. ['ˈpleɪg'] annoy continually or chronically.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • irritate
  • torment
  • vex
  • harass
  • molest
  • hassle
  • get to
  • frustrate
  • crucify
  • provoke
  • rile
  • chevvy
  • bother
  • devil
  • nark
  • gravel
  • chivy
  • get at
  • harry
  • chafe
  • nettle
  • annoy
  • chevy
  • haze
  • bedevil
  • beset
  • needle
  • goad
  • dun

Etymology

  • plage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plaga (Latin)

3. plague

noun. ['ˈpleɪg'] an annoyance.

Synonyms

  • bother
  • botheration
  • pain in the neck
  • pain in the ass
  • infliction
  • pain

Antonyms

  • praise
  • soothe
  • better
  • stifle

Etymology

  • plage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plaga (Latin)

4. plague

noun. ['ˈpleɪg'] 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
  • pestilence
  • pestis bubonica
  • epidemic disease

Antonyms

  • pleasure
  • comedy
  • show
  • reality

Etymology

  • plage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plaga (Latin)

5. plague

noun. ['ˈpleɪg'] a swarm of insects that attack plants.

Synonyms

  • infestation
  • swarm

Antonyms

  • cultivated plant
  • clear up
  • orient

Etymology

  • plage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plaga (Latin)

6. plague

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

Synonyms

  • pest
  • epidemic disease

Antonyms

  • discourage
  • achromatic
  • brighten

Etymology

  • plage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plaga (Latin)

7. plague

noun. ['ˈpleɪg'] any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God).

Synonyms

  • disaster
  • cataclysm
  • catastrophe
  • calamity

Antonyms

  • end
  • consume
  • bore
  • calm

Etymology

  • plage (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plaga (Latin)
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