excoriate excoriate  /ɛk ˈskɔ ri ˌeɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) express strong disapproval of
  2. (v) tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. George is not the first nor the last to excoriate the leaders congregated at the Copenhagen Meet for their pitiful efforts to get the deal out.
  2. The current reason to excoriate Laurel is laughable for there are graver reasons; for example, her personal enrichment at the cost of the company.
  3. Mr Denver, the Government spokesperson, condemned the terrorist act and excoriated the people behind the heinous act.

News

  • Six Bogus Things Bloomberg Said About Stop & Frisk

    Yesterday Mayor Bloomberg, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, and Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo gathered at City Hall to excoriate the recent federal decision ruling the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional. In addition to making a slew of ad hominem attacks against the judge in the case, complaining of bias, and pledging to appeal the decision, Mayor Bloomberg made a string of ...
    on August 13, 2013     Source: Gothamist

Quotes

  1. Asked why he "popped the question," Robertson replied, "It's no secret, Jesus and I are more than friends. We've been in a committed relationship for years. He is with me, always. We watch TV together, bowl together, excoriate perverts...
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Pat Robertson Source: Monthly Review

  2. "In a way we need to hang our heads in shame," Tutu said. "I never imagined a day would come when I would have to excoriate him."
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Desmond Tutu Source: Reuters India

  3. "He would rise up to his full height and use all the immense eloquence at his disposal to excoriate a government that was doing it," said Bruton.
    on Dec 16, 2009 By: Richard Bruton Source: Irish Times

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