Synonyms of epidemic in English:

epidemic


See definition of epidemic

noun

1‘an epidemic of typhoid’

SYNONYMS

outbreak, plague, scourge, infestation

widespread disease, widespread illness

pandemic, epizootic

formal recrudescence, boutade

2‘he's a victim of the county's joyriding epidemic’

SYNONYMS

spate, rash, wave, explosion, eruption, outbreak, outburst, flare-up, craze

flood, torrent, burst, blaze, flurry

upsurge, upswing, upturn, increase, growth, rise, mushrooming

rare ebullition, boutade


adjective

1‘the obsession with the motor car is now epidemic’

SYNONYMS

rife, rampant, widespread, wide-ranging, extensive, sweeping, penetrating, pervading

global, universal, inescapable, ubiquitous

prevalent, predominant

endemic, pandemic, epizootic

ANTONYMS

limited, local