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synonyms for cudgelling

  • 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 cudgelling

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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 cudgelling in a sentence

          Jogging on over the sand, I sat silent, cudgelling my brains for a solution of the disastrous predicament I had gotten into.
          IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
          For a second he drummed on the table, clearly cudgelling his brains.
          BERRY AND CO.DORNFORD YATES
          The first is revenge for the wholesome cudgelling which the captain bestowed upon him.
          THE LADY OF LYNNWALTER BESANT
          All that day I lay in the dungeon cudgelling my brains for the reason of this new and inexplicable punishment.
          THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
          They walked away, the little woman still sighing, her escort cudgelling his brain to think of something to say to console her.
          SAN-CRAVATE; OR, THE MESSENGERS; LITTLE STREAMSCHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
          When I refused everything, he sat down heavily on the sofa, frowning, and angrily cudgelling his wits for something to sayin vain.
          THE WHITE PEACOCKD. H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE
          Do I not myself know that I am at this moment in want of a dozen pages, and that I am sick with cudgelling my brains to find them?
          BARCHESTER TOWERSANTHONY TROLLOPE
          He had been in vain cudgelling his brain to explain to himself in what possible way the mate had contrived to discover his secret.
          A DESPERATE VOYAGEEDWARD FREDERICK KNIGHT
          That to which he was most wedded was a plan for meeting Walter Marrable and cudgelling him pretty well to death.
          THE VICAR OF BULLHAMPTONANTHONY TROLLOPE
          He had by dint of cudgelling his brains just thought of the Southampton—St Malo service.
          THE SECRET AGENTJOSEPH CONRAD
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