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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.
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