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rife

rife

 
pronunciation:
raIf
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: common or frequent; widespread.
Cheating is rife in that school.
synonyms:
prevalent, widespread
similar words:
common, epidemic, rampant, universal
definition 2: plentiful or abundant.
synonyms:
abundant, bountiful, copious, plenteous, plentiful, profuse
antonyms:
scarce
similar words:
affluent, omnipresent, opulent, prevalent, rampant, ubiquitous
definition 3: full of; pervaded with.
The office is rife with rumors.
synonyms:
full, permeated, pervaded
antonyms:
devoid
similar words:
abundant, affluent, instinct, swarming, thick
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derivations: rifely (adv.), rifeness (n.)