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cudgeling

see definition of cudgeling
  • as inlambaste
  • as inpummel
  • as inpuzzle
  • as inslam
  • as inbeat
  • as inwhip
  • as inpommel
  • as inthresh
  • as inclub
  • as indash
  • as inhit
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Synonyms for cudgeling

verb punish, beat
  • 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

Antonyms for cudgeling

  • compliment
  • laud
  • praise
  • approve
  • fail
  • flatter
  • lose
  • protect
  • surrender
  • uphold
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.