Synonyms of epidemic in English:



  • 1 an epidemic of typhoid
    outbreak, plague, scourge, infestation; widespread illness/disease; Medicinepandemic, epizootic
  • 2 he's a victim of the county's joyriding epidemic
    spate, rash, wave, explosion, eruption, outbreak, outburst, flare-up, craze; flood, torrent, burst, blaze, flurry; upsurge, upswing, upturn, increase, growth, rise, mushrooming
  • adjective

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  • the obsession with the motor car is now epidemic
    rife, rampant, widespread, wide-ranging, extensive, sweeping, penetrating, pervading; global, universal, inescapable, ubiquitous; prevalent, predominant; Medicineendemic, pandemic, epizootic
    [Antonyms] limited local
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