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Synonyms for scapegoat
ˈskeɪpˌgoʊtscape·goat

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Wiktionary

  1. scapegoatnoun

    To blame something for the problems of a given society without evidence to back up the claim.

    He is making me a scapegoat.

    Synonyms:
    fall guy, patsy, whipping boy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scapegoat, whipping boynoun

    someone who is punished for the errors of others

    Synonyms:
    whipping boy

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  1. List of paraphrases for "scapegoat":

    scapegoating, patsy, emissary, outfall

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How to use scapegoat in a sentence?

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Find a scapegoat is wanting to destroy the ruins. (Trouver un bouc émissaire, - C'est vouloir les ruines détruire.)

  2. President Barack Obama:

    As frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don't look like us, or pray like us, or vote like we do, or share the same background, we can't afford to go down that path. It won't deliver the economy we want, or the security we want, but most of all, it contradicts everything that makes us the envy of the world.

  3. Castello Branco:

    The policy (Parente) put in place was the scapegoat of this whole crisis, the pressure on him was enormous.

  4. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We are not Europe's scapegoat, we are definitely not a country that Europe can point its finger at and scold. Instead of criticizing us, Europe should find a solution to increasing racism and Islamophobia.

  5. Yaron Brook:

    But while capitalism may be a convenient scapegoat, it did not cause any of these problems. Indeed, whatever one wishes to call the unruly mixture of freedom and government controls that made up our economic and political system during the last three decades, one cannot call it capitalism.


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