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Synonyms for scourge
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scourge, flagellum(noun)

    a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

    Synonyms:
    threat, curse, nemesis, terror, bane, flagellum

  2. bane, curse, scourge, nemesis(noun)

    something causing misery or death

    "the bane of my life"

    Synonyms:
    whammy, expletive, condemnation, swearing, curse word, flagellum, jinx, oath, execration, cuss, threat, curse, swearword, nemesis, bane, hex, torment, terror

  3. terror, scourge, threat(verb)

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

    Synonyms:
    threat, flagellum, little terror, menace, bane, panic, brat, affright, holy terror, terror, nemesis, curse

  4. scourge(verb)

    punish severely; excoriate

    Synonyms:
    devastate, flagellate, ravage, lay waste to, waste, desolate

  5. flagellate, scourge(verb)

    whip

    "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"

    Synonyms:
    devastate, flagellate, lay waste to, waste, ravage, desolate

  6. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge(verb)

    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

    "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

    Synonyms:
    waste, harry, emaciate, flagellate, abandon, blow, forsake, run off, devastate, desert, neutralise, pine away, neutralize, desolate, consume, macerate, ware, depopulate, languish, liquidate, squander, ravage, do in, rot, knock off, lay waste to

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scourge

    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, cudgel, defeat, flog, overcome, pommel, pound, 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. scourge

    Synonyms:
    punishment, bane, curse, undoing, visitation

    Antonyms:
    blessing, redemption, saving, reward, benefaction

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scourge(n.)

    Synonyms:
    whip, lash, thong, strap, cowhide

  2. scourge(n.)

    Synonyms:
    punishment, affliction, curse, pest, bane, plague, annoyance, infliction, nuisance

  3. scourge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lash, whip

  4. scourge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    punish, chastise, chasten

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scourge(n)

    Synonyms:
    affliction, infliction, bane, punishment

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scourge":

    plague, evil, blight, bane, curse, nitrogen, menace, disaster, affliction, epidemic

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. scourge

    Synonyms:
    Epidemic (noun)

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How to use scourge in a sentence?

  1. Jan Kubis:

    Despite their steady losses to pro government forces, the scourge of ISIL continues to kill, maim and displace Iraqi civilians in the thousands and to cause untold suffering.

  2. President Trump:

    We must be relentless in our efforts to tackle the scourge of addiction that has affected so many families and communities across the United States. The Strategy builds upon our current whole-of-government approach that educates Americans about the dangers of drug abuse, ensures those struggling with addiction get the help they need, and stops the flow of illegal drugs across our borders.

  3. Federal Communications Commission:

    We are making it clear that scamming consumers and — as we saw in this case — tricking them into buying products under false pretenses can not and will not go unchecked, that is why the Federal Communications Commission and state officials are standing together and taking strong action to protect the American public from the scourge of spoofed robocalls.

  4. Ayanna Pressley:

    For those that continue to feign great surprise about what happened on January 6. As a Black woman, to be barricaded in my office, using office furniture and water bottles on the ground in the dark that terror, those moments of terror, is familiar in a deep and ancestral way for me, i want us to do everything to ensure that a breach like this never occurs at the Capitol, but I want us to address the evil and scourge that is White supremacy in this nation. This is not only about securing the Capitol to ensure that members and our staffs and custodial staff and food service workers are safe in the Capitol. It is that we are safe in America.

  5. President Obama:

    This is yet another reminder that the world must unite, we must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting the scourge of terrorism.


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