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rife

 (rīf)
adj. rif·er, rif·est
1. In widespread existence, practice, or use; increasingly prevalent.
2. Abundant or numerous.

[Middle English, from Old English rȳfe.]

rife

(raɪf)
adj (postpositive)
1. of widespread occurrence; prevalent or current: rumour was rife in the village.
2. very plentiful; abundant
3. (foll by with) abounding (in): a land rife with poverty.
[Old English rīfe; related to Old Norse rīfr generous, Middle Dutch rīve]
ˈrifely adv
ˈrifeness n

rife

(raɪf)

adj.
1. of common or frequent occurrence; prevalent; widespread: Crime is rife in the city.
2. abundant, plentiful, or numerous.
3. abounding (usu. fol. by with).
[before 1150; Old English rīfe]
rife′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rife - most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"
frequent - coming at short intervals or habitually; "a frequent guest"; "frequent complaints"
2.rife - excessively abundant
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"

rife

adjective
2. (usually with with) abounding, full, alive, bursting, swarming, seething, teeming Hollywood soon became rife with rumours.

rife

adjective
1. Most generally existing or encountered at a given time:
2. Full of animation and activity:
Translations
شائِع، مُتَفَشٍّ
běžnýhojný
útbreiddur
izplatītspārpilns

rife

[raɪf] ADJ to be rife [problem] → ser muy común; [rumours, speculation, fears] → abundar, proliferar; [disease] → hacer estragos; [unemployment, crime] → abundar, hacer estragos; [racism, corruption] → estar muy extendido
smallpox was still rifela viruela aún hacía estragos
(to be) rife with sth: countries rife with Aidspaíses plagados de sidapaíses donde el sida hace estragos
it is rife with mistakesestá plagado de errores
the whole industry is rife with corruptionla corrupción reina or está muy extendida en todo el sector
the whole town is rife with rumoursen la ciudad proliferan los rumores
a region rife with unemploymentuna región donde abunda el paro or donde el paro hace estragos
the media is rife with speculation aboutlos medios de comunicación no dejan de especular acerca de ..., en los medios de comunicación abundan or proliferan las especulaciones acerca de ...

rife

[ˈraɪf] adjrépandu(e)
to be rife [crime, corruption, disease, unemployment] → sévir; [speculation] → aller bon train
rumours are rife → de nombreuses rumeurs circulent
rife with sth [+ fears, corruption, fraud] → en proie à qch
The academic world is rife with jealousy
BUT Dans le milieu universitaire, tout le monde se jalouse.
Hollywood soon became rife with rumors
BUT Les rumeurs se sont rapidement propagées dans tout Hollywood.

rife

adj
(= widespread) disease, corruptionweitverbreitet; to be rifegrassieren; (rumour) → umgehen; rumours (Brit) or rumors (US) are/speculation is rife that …es geht das Gerücht um/es wird spekuliert, dass …
(= full of) rife withvoll von, voller +gen; the garden was rife with weedsder Garten strotzte vor Unkraut; countries rife with AidsLänder mit einer hohen Aidsrate; areas rife with unemployment/violenceGegenden mit hoher Arbeitslosigkeit/Gewaltkriminalität

rife

[raɪf] adj (frm) to be rife (corruption, disease) → dilagare
to be rife with → abbondare di

rife

(raif) adjective
(especially of bad or dangerous things) very widespread. After the failure of the harvest, disease and starvation were rife.
References in classic literature ?
Suspicion was rife in him now, and he was not ashamed to shadow her: he saw her turn the corner near their home, and then he ran again, and saw her as she went up the porch steps of the house.
For some remarkable reason, ghostly legends were uncommonly rife, about this time, among the servants on Legree's place.
Space may produce new Worlds; whereof so rife There went a fame in Heav'n that he ere long Intended to create, and therein plant A generation, whom his choice regard Should favour equal to the Sons of Heaven: Thither, if but to prie, shall be perhaps Our first eruption, thither or elsewhere: For this Infernal Pit shall never hold Caelestial Spirits in Bondage, nor th' Abysse Long under darkness cover.
Oh for a life that stretched afar, Where no dead dust of books were rife, Where spring sang clear from star to star; Alas
now tell me (for thou canst) A tale -- a pretty tale -- and heed thou not Though it be rife with woe: It answers me.
For two weeks no word has come back from them, but rumours were rife that they had met with a terrible disaster and that all were dead.
Yet, if I betray my master's secret, I shall be a false- hearted, treacherous knave, a traitor, too, a crime provided for and punishable by military laws - so much so, indeed, that twenty times, in former days when wars were rife, I have seen many a miserable fellow strung up to a tree for doing, in but a small degree, what my scruples counsel me to undertake upon a great scale now.
Throughout the whole army and at headquarters most joyful though erroneous rumors were rife of the imaginary approach of columns from Russia, of some victory gained by the Austrians, and of the retreat of the frightened Bonaparte.
A savage yell, in which all the keen hatred and ferocious triumph rife in the precincts of the prison simultaneously burst forth, and accompanied the departure of the dragoons, as they were quietly filing off.
Stories of foul play and successive murders had always been rife, but never were authenticated.
what scandals are rife about Monsieur Rabourdin whom you love, and" [bending to whisper in Sebastien's ear] "whom I love as much as I respect him.
Before even these indications of approaching morning were rife in busy London, Nicholas had made his way alone to the city, and stood beneath the windows of his mother's house.