Plague vs Plaguelike - What's the difference?

plague | plaguelike |


As a verb plague

is .

As an adjective plaguelike is

like a plague.

plague

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The bubonic plague, the pestilent disease caused by the virulent bacterium ''Yersinia pestis .
  • (pathology) An epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the above disease.
  • A widespread affliction, calamity or destructive influx, especially when seen as divine retribution.
  • Ten Biblical plagues over Egypt, ranging from locusts to the death of the crown prince, finally forced Pharaoh to let Moses's people go.
  • A grave nuisance, whatever greatly irritates
  • Bart is an utter plague ; his pranks never cease.

    Synonyms

    * pest

    Derived terms

    * plaguesome * plaguey

    Verb

  • To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.
  • Wikis are often plagued by vandalism
  • To afflict with a disease or other calamity.
  • ''Natural catastrophies plagued the colonists till they abandoned the pestilent marshland

    Derived terms

    * plaguer

    plaguelike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Like a plague.