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Synonyms for cudgel
ˈkʌdʒ əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cudgel(verb)

    a club that is used as a weapon

  2. cudgel, fustigate(verb)

    strike with a cudgel

    Synonyms:
    fustigate

Wiktionary

  1. cudgel(noun)

    Synonyms:
    club

  2. cudgel(verb)

    to strike someone with a cudgel

    The officer was violently cudgeled down in the midst of the rioters, with his own beatstick no less.

    Synonyms:
    club

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cudgel

    Strike is the word for a single blow; to beat is to strike repeatedly, as a bird beats the air with its wings. Others of the above words describe the manner of beating, as bastinado, to beat on the soles of the feet; belabor, to inflict a comprehensive and exhaustive beating; cudgel, to beat with a stick; thrash, as wheat was beaten out with the old hand-flail; to pound (akin to Latin pondus, a weight) is to beat with a heavy, and pommel with a blunt, instrument. To batter and to bruise refer to the results of beating; that is battered which is broken or defaced by repeated blows on the surface (compare synonyms for SHATTER); that is bruised which has suffered even one severe contusion. The metaphorical sense of beat, however, so far preponderates that one may be very badly bruised and battered, and yet not be said to be beaten, unless he has got the worst of the beating. To beat a combatant is to disable or dishearten him for further fighting. Hence beat becomes the synonym for every word which implies getting the advantage of another. Compare CONQUER.

    Almost all antonyms in this class are passive, and can be formed indefinitely from the conquering words by the use of the auxiliary be; as, be beaten, be defeated, be conquered, etc.

    Synonyms:
    bastinado, batter, beat, belabor, bruise, castigate, chastise, conquer, defeat, flog, overcome, pommel, pound, scourge, smite, spank, strike, surpass, switch, thrash, vanquish, whip, worst

    Antonyms:
    fail, fall, get the worst of, go down, go under, surrender

    Preposition:
    Beat with a stick over the head; beat by a trick; out of town; beat to the ground; into submission.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cudgel(v)

    Synonyms:
    pound, bruise, buffet, batter

    Antonyms:
    stroke, pat, clap, tickle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cudgel(n.)

    Synonyms:
    club, bludgeon

  2. cudgel(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cane, drub, thrash, baste, beat with a cudgel

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cudgel(n)

    Synonyms:
    club, bludgeon

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How to use cudgel in a sentence?

  1. Pope Francis:

    It is not with the cudgel of judgment that we succeed in bringing the lost sheep back to the fold.

  2. Ed Campbell:

    One of the things Trump is doing with trade is he's using it as a cudgel against the Fed, the Fed is citing uncertainty relating to trade as a reason they're open to cutting rates.


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