Thesaurus

contagious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of contagious

  1. 1 capable of being passed by physical contact from one person to another chicken pox, measles, German measles, and other contagious diseases Synonyms catching, communicable, pestilent, transmissible, transmittable Related Words infectious, infective Near Antonyms noninfectious Antonyms noncommunicable

  2. 2 exciting a similar feeling or reaction in others the enthusiasm of the new club members was contagious Synonyms catching, epidemic, infectious, spreading Related Words palpable, perceptible, tangible; irresistible (also irresistable), overpowering, overwhelming; disarming, endearing, fetching, inviting, winning, winsome



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up contagious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!