What are some alternative words for contagion?

Synonyms for contagionkənˈteɪ dʒən

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term contagion.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contagious disease, contagion(noun)

    any disease easily transmitted by contact

    contagion, contagious disease, infection, transmission

  2. infection, contagion, transmission(noun)

    an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

    transmission, contagious disease, transmittance, contagion, transmittal, infection, transmitting, transmission system

  3. contagion, infection(noun)

    the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people

    "a contagion of mirth"; "the infection of his enthusiasm for poetry"

    transmission, contagion, contagious disease, infection

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contagion

    Infection is frequently confused with contagion, even by medical men. The best usage now limits contagion to diseases that are transmitted by contact with the diseased person, either directly by touch or indirectly by use of the same articles, by breath, effluvia, etc. Infection is applied to diseases produced by no known or definable influence of one person upon another, but where common climatic, malarious, or other wide-spread conditions are believed to be chiefly instrumental.


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contagion(n.)


  2. contagion(n.)

    contamination, taint

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

infection, spill-over, spillover, spread, transmission, contamination

Translations for contagion

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for contagion »


Find a translation for the contagion synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

Images & Illustrations of contagion

     Images & Illustrations of contagion Images & Illustrations of contagion Images & Illustrations of contagion

Discuss these contagion synonyms with the community:


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"contagion." Synonyms.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 19 Mar. 2018. <https://www.synonyms.net/synonym/contagion>.

Are we missing a good synonym for contagion?

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for contagion:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.