Rife - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |raɪf|  American pronunciation of the word rife
Brit.  |raɪf|  British pronunciation of the word rife


- most frequent or common (syn: dominant, predominant, prevailing, prevalent)
- excessively abundant (syn: overabundant, plethoric)


Speculation about who would be fired ran rife for weeks.

...a city government that is rife with malfeasance and corruption...

A rumour of the queen's arrest was rife in London.

Violent crime is rife in our inner cities.

Wagers were very rife among us.

...the Australian seas are rife with uninhabited isles...

...a booze-fueled off-campus party that was rife with randy frat boys hoping to score...

...a ribald tale rife with double entendres and racy innuendo...

...a seedy section of the city's waterfront that was rife with cheap taverns, tattoo parlors, and run-down flophouses...

The crowded factories are rife with disease.

No one knew exactly what he had done, but speculation ran rife.

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