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Synonyms for excoriate
ɪkˈskɔr iˌeɪt, -ˈskoʊr-ex·co·ri·ate

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  1. excoriateverb

    To wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay.

    Synonyms:
    chafe, flay, abrade

  2. excoriateverb

    To strongly denounce or censure.

    Synonyms:
    disparage, condemn, tear a strip off, reprobate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriateverb

    express strong disapproval of

    "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"

    Synonyms:
    condemn, chasten, correct, castigate, doom, sentence, reprobate, chastise, decry, chafe, objurgate

  2. chafe, excoriateverb

    tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

    "This leash chafes the dog's neck"

    Synonyms:
    get at, rile, devil, nettle, objurgate, fret, vex, irritate, decry, scratch, bother, annoy, reprobate, fray, condemn, gall, rag, nark, chafe, get to, rub, gravel

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  1. excoriateverb

    Synonyms:
    flay, skin, gall, strip the skin from

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How to use excoriate in a sentence?

  1. The Sun Sentinel:

    Your job is to represent Floridians in the Senate. Either do your job, Sen. Rubio, or resign it. two weeks ago, you took to the Senate floor to excoriate federal workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to do their jobs. You said, 'there is really no other job in the country where if you don't do your job, you don't get fired,'.

  2. Cory Bookerand Kamala Harris:

    She is putting herself out there knowing that they are going to try [to] excoriate her, and she has the courage to come forward? She has nothing to gain. What does she have to gain?


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