What is another word for excoriate?

Pronunciation: [ɛkskˈɔːɹɪˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Excoriate is a word that means to criticize or censure severely. Its synonyms include castigate, lambaste, rebuke, reprimand, berate, denounce, condemn, blame, and chastise. Castigate suggests a more formal and severe criticism. Lambaste and berate indicate an angry and violent criticism. Rebuke and reprimand are often used in the context of admonishing someone for wrongdoing. Denounce and condemn suggest a more public and formal expression of disapproval. Blame implies assigning responsibility for a fault or wrongdoing. Chastise indicates a strong and correctional criticism. Each of these synonyms can be used to express different degrees of criticism or condemnation.

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What are the hypernyms for Excoriate?

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What are the hyponyms for Excoriate?

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What are the opposite words for excoriate?

Excoriate means to criticize harshly or to censure severely. Antonyms for this word can include praising, complimenting, and lauding. Instead of harshly criticizing or rebuking, one can express admiration or approval, applaud or extol the virtues of the subject. There are many ways to express the opposite of excoriate when responding to an accomplishment, event, or decision, such as complimenting the effort or expressing appreciation for the outcome. While it is important to provide constructive feedback, one can still do so in a positive manner without resorting to unkind or overly critical language.

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Usage examples for Excoriate

In my former journals I mentioned that the spinifex wounded the horses' feet, and disfigured their coronets, it also used to take a good deal of hair off some of the horses' legs; but in the case of the camels, although it did not seem to excoriate them, it took every hair off their legs up to three feet from the ground, and their limbs turned black, and were as bright and shiny as a newly polished boot.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1"
Ernest Giles
He could excoriate an antagonist with invective, or roast him alive before a slow fire of sarcasm.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland"
Henry B. Stanton
The insects still hum in the sunny air, and the sun is now a genial orb whose warm rays cheer but not excoriate.
"The Late Mrs. Null"
Frank Richard Stockton

Famous quotes with Excoriate

  • If I choose to impose individual blame for all past social ills, there will be no one left to like in some of the most fascinating periods of our history. For example […] if I place every Victorian anti-Semite beyond the pale of my attention, my compass of available music and literature will be pitifully small. Though I hold no shred of sympathy for active persecution, I cannot excoriate individuals who acquiesced passively in a standard societal judgment. Rail instead against the judgment, and try to understand what motivates men of decent will.
    Stephen Jay Gould

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