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synonyms for cudgeling

  • assail
  • berate
  • castigate
  • excoriate
  • scold
  • upbraid
  • attack
  • blister
  • bludgeon
  • censure
  • criticize
  • cudgel
  • denounce
  • flay
  • flog
  • hammer
  • hit
  • pan
  • pelt
  • pound
  • pummel
  • rebuke
  • reprimand
  • roast
  • scorch
  • scourge
  • shellac
  • slam
  • slap
  • slash
  • smear
  • smother
  • strike
  • thrash
  • trim
  • wallop
  • whip
  • lash into
  • rake over the coals
  • read the riot act
  • rip into
  • scathe
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antonyms for cudgeling

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  • compliment
  • laud
  • praise
  • approve
  • flatter
  • protect
  • forget
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • clarify
  • elucidate
  • explain
  • illustrate
  • not care
  • unravel
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          How to use cudgeling in a sentence

          If anybody asked her a question she answered simply without cudgeling her brains for any wise or witty reply.
          GIRLS AND WOMENHARRIET E. PAINE (AKA E. CHESTER}
          Edouard was in despair, and Lampin was cudgeling his brains, swearing that they should not take him alive.
          BROTHER JACQUES (NOVELS OF PAUL DE KOCK, VOLUME XVII)CHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
          He was surprised to find that by cudgeling his memory he had no need to call upon imagination to furnish interesting details.
          THE MISSING FORMULAMILDRED A. WIRT, AKA ANN WIRT
          Thus his research becomes a cudgeling of the brain, an introspective speculation.
          THE POSITIVE OUTCOME OF PHILOSOPHYJOSEPH DIETZGEN
          She lay awake nearly all night, vainly cudgeling her brains for some plan by which to deliver her father from his confinement.
          ST. NICHOLAS MAGAZINE FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, V. 5, APRIL 1878VARIOUS
          Governor Francis Nicholson in 1690, "gave prizes to those that should excell in riding, running, wrestling and cudgeling."
          AGRICULTURE IN VIRGINIA, 1607-1699LYMAN CARRIER
          Davy screwed up his eyebrows as though he might be cudgeling his brain to remember.
          THE BOY SCOUTS' FIRST CAMP FIREHERBERT CARTER
          Winton walked back to the station at the heels of his captor, cudgeling his brain to devise some means of getting word to Adams.
          A FOOL FOR LOVEFRANCIS LYNDE
          Mullins began to appreciate the situation, and he was cudgeling his brains for an explanation.
          CHESTER RANDHORATIO ALGER, JR
          The man was cudgeling his brains for an excuse whereby he might carry her off in triumph to the Bois.
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