Definition of pestilences


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • pestilences is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 15 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • pestilences is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 19 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of pestilences

  • any epidemic disease with a high death rate (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. pest
    2. plague

  • a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of (noun)

    Examples

    1. racism is a pestilence at the heart of the nation

    Synonyms

    1. canker

  • a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. pest
    2. pestis
    3. plague

See definition of pestilences in Merriam Webster