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belabor

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of belabor

  1. 1 to speak or write about insistently and usually tiresomely <stop belaboring the fact that they're already in debt> Synonyms dwell (on or upon), harp (on) Related Words accent, accentuate, emphasize, pay (up), point (up), stress, underline, underscore Antonyms disregard, forget, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)

  2. 2 to criticize harshly and usually publicly <there's no need to belabor other people's flaws when you're hardly perfect yourself> Synonyms abuse, assail, bash, attack, blast, castigate, excoriate, jump (on), lambaste (or lambast), potshot, savage, scathe, slam, trash, vituperateRelated Words berate, harangue, harass, harry, revile, scold, whip; blaspheme, curse, execrate, imprecate, profane; affront, insult, slur; asperse, bad-mouth, belittle, blackguard, disparage, put down; libel, slander, traduce, vilify; chastise, chide, criticize, lace (into), rebuke, reprimand, reproof; fulminate, lash (out)Near Antonyms acclaim, commend, compliment, hail, laud, praise

  3. 3 to strike repeatedly <with a whip he belabored a horse almost to the point of death> Synonyms bash, baste, bat, batter, beat, belt, birch, bludgeon, buffet, bung up, club, curry, do, drub, fib [British], flog, hammer, hide, lace, lambaste (or lambast), lash, lather, lick, maul, mess (up), paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, punch out, rough (up), slate, slog, switch, tan, thrash, thresh, thump, tromp, wallop, whale, whip, whop (or whap), whup, work overRelated Words assail, assault, attack, beset, box, bust, chop, clobber, clout, crack, cudgel, cuff, descend (on or upon), hit, jump (on), knock, lam, lay on, paste, pounce (on or upon), punch, raid, rush, slam, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, storm, swat, swipe, thwack, whack, wham, whomp; blackjack, cane, cowhide, flagellate, fustigate, horsewhip, leather, pistol-whip, rawhide, scourge, strap; gore, lacerate, wound; maim, mangle, mutilate




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