Rife meaning

rīf
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Abundant or numerous.
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In widespread existence, practice, or use; increasingly prevalent.
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The definition of rife is something that happens often or is widespread.

An example of rife is rain in Seattle.

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Frequently or commonly occurring; widespread.

Malicious gossip was rife.

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Origin of rife

  • Middle English from Old English rȳfe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition