Pronunciation of Infectious
/ɪnfˈɛkʃəs/, /ɪnfˈɛkʃəs/, /ɪ_n_f_ˈɛ_k_ʃ_ə_s/
Antonyms for infectious:
Synonyms for infectious:
frail, lightheaded, unsteady, unfit, unwell, bedridden, unhealthy, ailing, woozy, disordered, senile, shaky, indisposed, smitten, housebound, worse, homebound, feeble, Sickened, drained, leaden, groggy, diseased, blah, undernourished, wretched, stricken, shivery, incapacitated.
Other synonyms and related words:
contractable, catching, terminal, worse, taking, unhealthy, indisposed, dead, diseased, bedridden, pathogenic, contaminating, feeble, woozy, shocked, frail, housebound, disordered, dizzy, infective, epidemic, senile, morbific, incapacitated, down, rough, transmissible, disgusted, corrupting, spreading, delirious, undernourished, transmittable, communicable, unsteady, critical, fragile, sick, unfit, stricken, terrible, pestilential, feverish, ailing.
catching, spreading (adjective)
impure, squalid, slovenly, scatological, dusty, odious, fetid, putrid, shabby, unsanitary, smutty, offensive, obscene, insalubrious, muddy, mucky, scruffy, festering, disgusting, sloppy, foul, unhygenic, icky, dingy, filthy, grubby, dirty, murky, septic, grimy, unclean, defiled, sordid, untidy, toxic, crummy, grungy.
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for infectious:
- She had communicated to me an infectious disease, though I did not so far feel any symptoms; however, they would no doubt appear, and I sadly thought I should have to go away to be cured, to avoid the gossip of malicious wits. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
- Luckily you'll hear little of this infectious talk in Turin: the King stamps out the philosophers like vermin or packs them off to splutter their heresies in Milan or Venice. - "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.
- His recent experience of sickness had been ample, and although he was no coward he had a special dislike of infectious diseases, which at the time were many. - "Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch", H. Rider Haggard.