excoriate

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Synonyms for excoriate

to make (the skin) raw by or as if by friction

Synonyms for excoriate

express strong disapproval of

tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

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With the exception of the Marquis de Sade and Celine, few writers I have read have indulged so extremely in such excoriating scenes of brutality.
Durante's Anna Anderson was a tour de force of excoriating dance drama.
Members testified before Congress, published essays and op-eds excoriating every manifestation of liberalism, proselytized on college campuses, and pulled the GOP rightward by lobbying for hard-core conservative candidates and issues.
THE title is an anagram of monogamy - an ironic label for a play in which author Stella Feehily offers explosive phraseology, violence, intercourse and an ever-recurring F word in an excoriating study of marital infidelity.
This happened in Vietnam," said Tom DeLay at the time, excoriating John Kerry for circulating a letter calling for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation.
THE excoriating but humorous piece against Virgin Trains by Derek McGovern (`The age of the strain', ECHO Dec 15), was very timely.
I'll tell you what did it for me: John Kerry's excoriating remarks about the military.
He talks in excoriating detail about the devastating effect it had on his parents' marriage and how, as his mum sneaked out for a liaison with her lover, he'd hear his father weeping.
Wellspring Media's rollout of Fassbinder rifles will start with The Merchant of Four Seasons, the drama of a lumpen-prole loser that first put him on the international filmmaking map, and Fox and His Friends, his excoriating comedy-drama of class relations among seemingly "liberated" gay men.
Actors are grateful for small favors; they'll find the one positive sentence in an otherwise excoriating review and rejoice over it.
The paper has published nearly a dozen op-eds and unsigned editorials in recent months excoriating Clinton for taking Lippo's money and turning his back on human-rights abuses in East Timor.
When he was baron of the House Commerce Committee, Michigan Democrat John Dingell made the investigative hearing an art form, calling in alleged miscreants from industry or Republican administrations and excoriating them with carefully researched accusations developed by a staff of more than 100.
He spends considerable space excoriating people who deign to like instant coffee, Starbucks coffee, Robusta coffee, espresso, or any number of so-called specialty blends.
When I first heard that the programme was to be presented by that formidable protagonist of the right, Ruth Lea, I did think that historians like Neil Ferguson and Andrew Roberts would be drafted into launch an excoriating attack on Brussels.
That's unlike some journalists I could name, who spend half their lives glomming free trips around the world, while simultaneously writing excoriating articles about minor politicians whom they self-righteously condemn for taking an occasional expenses-paid weekend at the Ritz.