Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun epidemic

1 sense of epidemic

Sense 1
epidemic -- (a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time)
       => outbreak, eruption, irruption -- (a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition); "the outbreak of hostilities")

Antonyms of adj epidemic

1 sense of epidemic

Sense 1
epidemic (vs. endemic) (vs. ecdemic) -- ((especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously; "an epidemic outbreak of influenza")

endemic (vs. epidemic) (vs. ecdemic), endemical -- (of or relating to a disease (or anything resembling a disease) constantly present to greater or lesser extent in a particular locality; "diseases endemic to the tropics"; "endemic malaria"; "food shortages and starvation are endemic in certain parts of the world")
        => enzootic -- (of a disease that is constantly present in an animal community but only occurs in a small number of cases)
ecdemic (vs. endemic) (vs. epidemic) -- (of or relating to a disease that originates outside the locality in which it occurs)

Similarity of adj epidemic

1 sense of epidemic

Sense 1
epidemic (vs. endemic) (vs. ecdemic) -- ((especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously; "an epidemic outbreak of influenza")
       => epiphytotic -- ((of plants) epidemic among plants of a single kind especially over a wide area; "an epiphytotic blight of potatoes"; "epiphytotic conditions associated with a single-plant agriculture")
       => epizootic -- ((of animals) epidemic among animals of a single kind within a particular region; "an epizootic disease")
       => pandemic -- (epidemic over a wide geographical area; "a pandemic outbreak of malaria")
       => pestilent, pestilential, pestiferous, plaguey -- (likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease; "a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift; "plaguey fevers")

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