What is the difference between Rife and Ripe?
What is the difference between Rife and Ripe? :
( 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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