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flay

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of flay

  1. 1 to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings her husband flayed her constantly for her incessant shopping Synonyms of flay baste, bawl out, berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, dress down, scold, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, reproach, score, tongue-lash, upbraidWords Related to flay admonish, chide, remonstrate (with), reprove; abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, harangue, knock, lace (into), lash, pan, reprehend, revile, scourge, slam, vituperate; belittle, disparage, mock, put down; ridicule, scoff, scornNear Antonyms of flay approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise

  2. 2 to remove the natural covering of flayed their kill right there in the forest, taking both the meat and the skin home Synonyms of flay bark, peel, hull, husk, shell, shuck, skinWords Related to flay bare, denude, expose, scale, strip; pare



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