Synonyms and Antonyms of pest
a widespread disease resulting in a high rate of death
- One of the great pests of the 20th century was the influenza epidemic of 1918, which killed millions across the globe.
affection, affliction, ailment, contagion, illness, infection, infirmity, malady, sickness
blight, curse, scourge
one who is obnoxiously annoying
- Stop being a pest to your sister and go find something else to do!
something that is a source of irritation
- a never-ending construction project that continues to be a pest for motorists
aggravation, annoyance, bother, bugbear, exasperation, frustration, hassle, headache, inconvenience, irk, irritant, nuisance, peeve, rub, ruffle, thorn, trial, vexation
discomfort, fleabite, pinprick
affront, insult, offense (or offence)
affliction, albatross, burden, cross, curse, menace, millstone, plague, sore
anxiety, plight, predicament, tribulation, trouble
hang-up, pet peeve, problem
annoyer, disturber, harasser, mischief, offender