Synonyms and Antonyms of belabor
1 to speak or write about insistently and usually tiresomely stop belaboring the fact that they're already in debt Synonyms of belabor dwell (on or upon), harp (on) Words Related to belabor accent, accentuate, emphasize, pay (up), point (up), stress, underline, underscore Antonyms of belabor disregard, forget, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, slight, slur (over)
2 to criticize harshly and usually publicly there's no need to belabor other people's flaws when you're hardly perfect yourself Synonyms of belabor abuse, assail, bash, attack, blast, castigate, excoriate, jump (on), lambaste (or lambast), potshot, savage, scathe, slam, trash, vituperateWords Related to belabor 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 of belabor acclaim, commend, compliment, hail, laud, praise
3 to strike repeatedly with a whip he belabored a horse almost to the point of death Synonyms of belabor 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 overWords Related to belabor 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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