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excoriate

see definition of excoriate
  • verbscrape layers off
  • verbdenounce, criticize
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Synonyms for excoriate

verb scrape layers off
  • abrade
  • chafe
  • flay
  • fret
  • gall
  • peel
  • rub
  • scarify
  • scratch
  • skin
  • strip

Antonyms for excoriate

  • cover
  • make happy
  • compliment
  • laud
  • praise
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to excoriate

castigate

verb. criticize severely

chafe

verb. rub, grind against

chafed

verb. rub, grind against

chafing

verb. rub, grind against

criticize

verb. disapprove, judge as bad

criticized

verb. disapprove, judge as bad
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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