- 1(Especially of something undesirable or harmful) of common occurrence; widespread: male chauvinism was rife in medicine in those daysMás 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.
- 1.1 (rife with) Full of: the streets were rife with rumor and fearMás ejemplos en oraciones
overflowing, bursting, alive, teeming, abounding
- 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.
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- In an unchecked or widespread manner: speculation ran rife that he was an arms dealerMás 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.
late Old English rȳfe, probably from Old Norse rīfr 'acceptable'.