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rife

División en sílabas: rife

Definición de rife en inglés:

adjetivo

[predicative]
1(Especially of something undesirable or harmful) of common occurrence; widespread: male chauvinism was rife in medicine in those days
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Spyware is rife and virus infection commonplace yet many home users reckon they are safe from online threats.
  • There is no substance in the allegation that unlawful access of phone lines is rife or commonplace.
  • Street lights fail to work, litter is strewn everywhere, vandalism is rife, and adolescents roam the streets aimlessly.
Sinónimos
widespread, general, common, universal, extensive, ubiquitous, omnipresent, endemic, inescapable, insidious, prevalent
1.1 (rife with) Full of: the streets were rife with rumor and fear
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Mitchelstown was rife with rumours yesterday of an impending announcement.
  • The American media is rife with rumours that the King of Pop will skip the country as soon as he is free.
  • It is a town rife with corruption, from city hall on down, and teeming with houses of ill repute.
Sinónimos
overflowing, bursting, alive, teeming, abounding

adverbio

Volver al principio  
In an unchecked or widespread manner: speculation ran rife that he was an arms dealer
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Speculation has run rife on all sorts of mad theories about who will get up in each state.
  • Rumours ran wild and rife but the band would not play together again until 1993.

Origen

late Old English rȳfe, probably from Old Norse rīfr 'acceptable'.

Derivados

rifeness

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