Definición de rife en inglés:

rife

Silabificación: rife

adjetivo

[predic.]
  • 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

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  • 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.

Derivativos

rifeness

sustantivo

Origen

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

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