Synonyms and Antonyms of scourging
- barbarians scourged the countryside, leaving village after village burned to the ground
annihilating, desolating, eradicating, expunging, extinguishing, extirpating, nuking, obliterating, rubbing out, shattering, smashing, totaling (or totalling), vaporizing, wasting, wiping out, wracking, wrecking
- scourge the tree with a whip to loosen the bark
banging, bopping, boxing, busting, clapping, clipping, clobbering, clouting, cracking, cuffing, hitting, knocking, lamming, pasting, punching, slapping, slugging, smacking, smiting, socking, spanking, swatting, swiping, thwacking, walloping, whacking
bashing, basting, battering, batting, beating, belaboring, belting, bludgeoning, buffeting, bunging, drubbing, fibbing [British], hammering, lacing, lambasting, lathering, licking, mangling, mauling, paddling, pelting, pommeling (or pommelling), pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), roughing, slating, slogging, threshing, thumping, tromping, whopping (or whapping), whupping, working over
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