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Synonyms for scourge
skɜrdʒscourge

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scourge, flagellumnoun

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

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

  2. bane, curse, scourge, nemesisnoun

    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, threatverb

    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. scourgeverb

    punish severely; excoriate

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

  5. flagellate, scourgeverb

    whip

    "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"

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

  6. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourgeverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scourgenoun

    Synonyms:
    whip, lash, thong, strap, cowhide

  2. scourgenoun

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

  3. scourgeverb

    Synonyms:
    lash, whip

  4. scourgeverb

    Synonyms:
    punish, chastise, chasten

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scourgenoun

    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. Preet Bharara:

    Public corruption is a scourge, but lies to law enforcement make the job of fighting corruption doubly difficult.

  2. Pope Francis:

    May it be possible for bridges of dialogue to be built, by continuing to fight the scourge of corruption and to seek viable and peaceful solutions to disputes, for progress and the strengthening of democratic institutions in complete respect for the rule of law.

  3. Deutsche Bank:

    The scourge of inflation has returned and is here to stay.

  4. Oprah Winfrey:

    This is a moment in time that allows us to see this societal corruption. It's like a scourge on humanity.

  5. Annabella Sciorra:

    My testimony was painful but necessary, i spoke for Annabella Sciorra and with the strength of the eighty plus victims of Harvey Weinstein in my heart. While we hope for continued righteous outcomes that bring absolute justice, we can never regret breaking the silence. For in speaking truth to power we pave the way for a more just culture, free of the scourge of violence against women.


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