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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.
What could be more tedious and predictable than a column in this magazine excoriating the rich for the plight of the poor?
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.
In collaboration with Laurens Van Der Post and Roy Campbell, he founded the magazine Voorslag ("Whiplash") with the intention of excoriating racism in South Africa.
At the age of twenty - three, Lockhart wrote for Blackwood's Magazine a series of four articles, signed " Z, " dealing with the supposed Cockney School of poetry and excoriating Leigh Hunt and John Keats.
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.
And while the ghost of Debord is no doubt still excoriating "sub-Leninist impostors," Jorn's oeuvre poses an interesting question: Why did Debord et al.
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.
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.