Synonyms and Antonyms of excoriate
1 to criticize harshly and usually publicly the mayor had hardly been in office for a month before she was being excoriated for problems of very long standing Synonyms of excoriate abuse, assail, bash, belabor, blast, castigate, attack, jump (on), lambaste (or lambast), potshot, savage, scathe, slam, trash, vituperateWords Related to excoriate 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 excoriate acclaim, commend, compliment, hail, laud, praise
2 to make sore by continued rubbing the manacles had badly excoriated the prisoner's wrists Synonyms of excoriate abrade, chafe, fret, gall, irritateWords Related to excoriate graze, scrape, scratch; burn, inflame (also enflame); flay, peel, skin
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