Definition Of rife
(especially of something undesirable or harmful) of common occurrence; widespread.
male chauvinism was rife in medicine in those days
in an unchecked or widespread manner.
speculation ran rife that he was an arms dealer
Example Of rife
Although the area is rife with archaeological finds spanning millennia, neglect has deterred visitors.
But as trading standards officers in York revealed this week, it's a national pastime rife with hidden dangers.
Cultural backwardness is rife in America, but nowhere so pervasively as in small cities and towns.
Disease is rife and diet related illnesses such as scurvy are evident everywhere.
Edmonton has a vibrant, happening entertainment scene, rife with talent.