Synonyms for pest
- crashing bore
- pain in the neck
- thorn in side
Antonyms for pest
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PEST
He passed on unsuspected and deadly, like a pest in the street full of men.
She is a demon now, and the pest of married women and their babies.'
Thus he kept it up for years, and was a pest throughout the neighborhood.
And then that pest of an office boy began shouting his name.
Two methods of control have been developed to keep this pest under.
To us they are as vermin, a pest upon the face of the earth.
The Pest Maiden arrives, and thrusts her arm in at his window.
Why did she sigh so deeply when she said, 'I don't fancy we shall go to Pest'?
But no, she did not betray herself; she merely said, "I don't fancy we shall go to Pest."
Fig. 150 shows a view of a branch nearly covered with this pest.
1550s (in imprecations, "a pest upon ____," etc.), "plague, pestilence," from Middle French peste (1530s), from Latin pestis "deadly contagious disease; a curse, bane," of uncertain origin. Meaning "noxious or troublesome person or thing" first recorded c.1600.