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Negative TonePlay
The word 'pest' suggests something harmful and unwanted, often invoking a feeling of annoyance or disgust. SlideAfter the floods, our village struggled with a rodent pest.
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Usually, 'pest' is used in relation to agriculture, gardening, or household contexts where it causes problems. SlideGardeners often share tips on natural remedies to keep pest numbers down.
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'Pest' can be used metaphorically to describe anything seen as annoyingly persistent or invasive. SlidePop-up ads are a real pest on some websites.