Meaning of “rife” in the English Dictionary

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"rife" in British English

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rifeadjective [ after verb ]

uk /raɪf/ us /raɪf/ formal

(Definition of “rife” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rife" in American English

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rifeadjective [ not gradable ]

us /rɑɪf/

(of something unpleasant) very common or frequent:

Graft and corruption were rife in city government.

If a place is rife with something unpleasant, it is full of it:

The office is rife with rumors that many of us will be fired.

(Definition of “rife” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)