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Synonyms of scourge

Noun


1. scourge, flagellum, whip

usage: a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

2. bane, curse, scourge, nemesis, affliction

usage: something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life"

3. terror, scourge, threat, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

Verb


1. scourge, punish, penalize, penalise

usage: punish severely; excoriate

2. flagellate, scourge, flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce

usage: whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"

3. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge, destroy, ruin

usage: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

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