Word of the Day: Contagious

contagious con-ta-gious / kən--jəs   adjective 1. of a disease, capable of being transmitted through direct or indirect contact; communicable No company is far preferable to bad, because we are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is more contagious than health. Charles Caleb Colton, 1780 – 1832   2. carrying or able to spread a disease Sleeping alone seemed unnatural to me, and pitiful, something done in hospitals or when you’re contagious. Barbara Kingsolver. 1955 –   3. easily spread to others; infectious Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772 – 1834