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Synonyms of plague in English:


  • 1 an outbreak of plague they died of the plague
    disease, sickness;
    bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, the Black Death;
    contagious disease, contagion, epidemic, pandemic
  • 2 another hot summer has produced a plague of cat fleas
    huge number, infestation, epidemic, invasion, influx, swarm, multitude, host
  • 3 staff theft is usually the plague of restaurants
  • verb

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  • 1 he has been plagued by poor health
    afflict, bedevil, cause suffering to, torture, torment, trouble, beset, dog, curse, rack
  • 2 he was plaguing her with questions
    pester, harass, badger, bother, torment, persecute, bedevil, harry, hound, disturb, trouble, be a nuisance to, keep after, irritate, worry, nag, annoy, vex, molest;
    Northern English  mither
    informal hassle, bug, aggravate, give someone a hard time, drive up the wall, drive round the bend
    North American informal devil, ride
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