Synonyms of contagious
infectiousDictionary • I felt like I had some contagious disease.
infectious • infectious diseases such as measles
catching • There are those who think eczema is catching.
communicable • communicable diseases such as Ebola
pestilential • a pestilential disease
epizootic (veterinary science)
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catchingIf an illness or a disease is catching, it is easily passed on or given to someone else.
• There are those who think eczema is catching.
communicableA communicable disease is one that can be passed on to other people.
• communicable diseases such as Ebola
infectiousA disease that is infectious can be caught by being near a person who has it. Compare contagious.
• infectious diseases such as measles
Thesaurus for contagious from the Collins English Thesaurus
(of a disease) capable of being passed on by direct contact with a diseased individual or by handling clothing, etc, contaminated with the causative agent