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Definition of "rife" []

  • In widespread existence, practice, or use; increasingly prevalent. (adjective)
  • Abundant or numerous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rife" in a sentence
  • "He glanced quizzically at his father, his expression rife with disappointment."
  • "The city is once again rife with crime, and even the heroes are beginning to doubt whether Gotham can survive without its guardian."
  • "I would appreciate if anyone can tell me how much my husbands rife is worth."