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synonyms for bludgeoning

  • alarm
  • appall
  • awe
  • bully
  • coerce
  • constrain
  • daunt
  • dishearten
  • dismay
  • scare
  • subdue
  • terrify
  • terrorize
  • badger
  • bait
  • bludgeon
  • bluster
  • browbeat
  • buffalo
  • bulldoze
  • chill
  • compel
  • cow
  • dispirit
  • disquiet
  • dragoon
  • enforce
  • force
  • hound
  • oblige
  • overawe
  • ride
  • ruffle
  • spook
  • strong-arm
  • bowl over
  • lean on
  • push around
  • showboat
  • twist someone's arm
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antonyms for bludgeoning

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  • assure
  • calm
  • comfort
  • embolden
  • encourage
  • hearten
  • help
  • incite
  • inspirit
  • leave alone
  • please
  • reassure
  • release
  • soothe
  • assist
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      How to use bludgeoning in a sentence

      They had no desire to seem even remotely responsible for the bludgeoning of the Genevan ministers.
      A HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION (VOL. 2 OF 2)THOMAS M. LINDSAY
      Elmira winced under this spiteful bludgeoning, but she rallied and came back at her antagonist.
      THE RED ACORNJOHN MCELROY
      Nat's to pocket his bludgeoning, I suppose, and I am to bear the blame and lose my share.
      THE LIGHT OF SCARTHEYEGERTON CASTLE
      They staggered for a while, as if stunned by the bludgeoning of the disaster.
      ROMAIN ROLLANDSTEFAN ZWEIG
      They are ready the waves, or the flames, or the bludgeoning burglar to fight.
      PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 102, FEB. 13, 1892VARIOUS
      This was not a happy utterance, though it hardly merited Punch's bludgeoning.
      MR. PUNCH'S HISTORY OF MODERN ENGLAND VOL. III OF IVCHARLES L. GRAVES
      Possibly they could steal away his consciousness by drugging or bludgeoning, but it would be racial suicide to attempt it.
      THE MIGHTIEST MANPATRICK FAHY
      High hopes were once formed of democracy; but democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
      MISCELLANEOUS APHORISMS; THE SOUL OF MANOSCAR WILDE
      Goring bulls, bludgeoning men, tempest and flood—wherever and whatever the danger, he went straight to it.
      THE DEVIL'S GARDENW. B. MAXWELL
      Jerry slipped under the raised bludgeoning copper weapon to plunge the knife into a white throat.
      ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE, JUNE, 1930VARIOUS
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