This makes the third date a natural moment to fess up about any contagious diseases.
Except maybe when that kid is wearing a bright orange shirt, glasses too big for his face, and a contagious smile.
In researching The Illustrious Dead, I was astonished to learn that Napoleon had a rather unique view of contagious disease.
After all, these are contagious diseases and represent a substantial public health threat.
His passion for the business was contagious, inspiring so many who had the privilege of knowing him.
His zeal was of that kind which is contagious and kindles responsive fire.
Her humor was contagious and Richling was ready to catch it.
There was universal exultation and a contagious delirium of returning loyalty.
I am not able to determine whether it is or is not contagious.
The armed invasion of the anabaptists was repelled, but their contagious madness spread.
contagious con·ta·gious (kən-tā'jəs)
Of or relating to contagion.
Transmissible by direct or indirect contact; communicable.
Capable of transmitting disease; carrying a disease.
Our Living Language : A contagious disease is one that can be transmitted from one living being to another through direct or indirect contact. Thus the flu, which can be transmitted by coughing, and cholera, which is often acquired by drinking contaminated water, are contagious diseases. Although infectious is also used to refer to such diseases, it has a slightly different meaning in that it refers to diseases caused by infectious agents—agents such as viruses and bacteria that are not normally present in the body and can cause an infection. While the notion of contagiousness goes back to ancient times, the idea of infectious diseases is more modern, coming from the germ theory of disease, which was not proposed until the later nineteenth century. Contagious and infectious are also used to refer to people who have communicable diseases at a stage at which transmission to others is likely.