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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:

    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. Oprah Winfrey:

    For me, this moment transcends Michael Jackson, it is much bigger than any one person. This is a moment in time that allows us to see this societal corruption. It's like a scourge on humanity. If it gets you, our audience, to see how it happens, then some good would have come of it.

  2. Melania Trump:

    Together we are going to end the scourge of drug addiction in America, we are going to end it or we are going to at least make an extremely big dent in this terrible, terrible problem.

  3. Bryan Choi:

    It's truly astounding that a scourge of the last century has reemerged through scientific innovation to offer so many people hope.

  4. Barack Obama:

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

  5. Fiston Kamango:

    Imagine, a doctor leaves home in the U.S. or elsewhere to come sleep in a tent to help save us from this scourge of Ebola and yet poorly educated young people want to attack him. ... It is very deplorable.


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