What is the difference between Rife and Ripe? 




What is the difference between Rife and Ripe? :


Rife :

(
1 ) (Of bad things) widespread, common

This is an area where crime is rife.

Bribery and corruption in the government services are rife.


(
2 ) Full of something bad

The country was rife with rumours of war.



Ripe : (adjective)

(
1 ) (Of fruits, grain) ready to be gathered or cultivated and used especially for eating

Are the mangoes ripe enough to eat yet?

Harvest the ripe corn.

The pears are heavy and ripe.


(
2 ) (Of a person’s age) advanced

He lived to a ripe old age.


(
3 ) Ready, fir, prepared

The land, west of the airport, is ripe for development.











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