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synonyms for cudgelled

  • 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 cudgelled

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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 cudgelled in a sentence

          The adherents of the ministers were victorious, put the adverse mob to the rout, and cudgelled Colt himself into a muddy ditch.
          THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
          I wish you had run all risks, and cudgelled the old burgomaster soundly.
          J. S. LE FANU'S GHOSTLY TALES, VOLUME 1JOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
          Patty realised the appropriateness of this phrase, and cudgelled her brain for an appropriate reply.
          PATTY'S FRIENDSCAROLYN WELLS
          Mrs. Potter cudgelled her poor brains for some—for any—kind of explanation.
          THE BOSS OF TAROOMBAE. W. HORNUNG
          I cudgelled my brains in vain to think where they had got their information.
          GUN RUNNING FOR CASEMENT IN THE EASTER REBELLION, 1916KARL SPINDLER
          No one had thought of anything, but they were all loathe to admit it, so each one cudgelled his brains vigorously.
          THE LONG DIM TRAILFORRESTINE C. HOOKER
          He cudgelled his brains for the meaning of it all, till they grew dull and weary with futile thinking.
          A MAID OF THE SILVER SEAJOHN OXENHAM
          Go home and get brown paper and vinegar and tell all the town how you have been cudgelled for writing verses to a matchless maid.
          THE LADY OF LYNNWALTER BESANT
          The pageants were fanciful enough, and poor Settle must have cudgelled his dull brains well for it.
          OLD AND NEW LONDONWALTER THORNBURY
          The half of comic literature depends upon someone's getting cudgelled or ducked in a well, or subjected to some pain.
          THE BOOK OF THIS AND THATROBERT LYND
          SYNONYM OF THE DAY
          OCTOBER 26, 1985
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