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  • verbscrape layers off
  • verbdenounce, criticize

synonyms for excoriate

  • abrade
  • chafe
  • flay
  • fret
  • gall
  • peel
  • rub
  • scarify
  • scratch
  • skin
  • strip
  • revile
  • castigate
  • chastise
  • scold
  • berate
  • upbraid
  • lambaste
  • rebuke
  • lash
  • vilify
  • reproach
  • condemn
  • blister
  • flay
  • censure
  • attack
  • slash
  • reprove
  • scorch
  • scathe
  • tear into
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antonyms for excoriate

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  • cover
  • make happy
  • compliment
  • laud
  • praise
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How to use excoriate in a sentence

It became a big part of the mayor’s race with one candidate excoriating the other for signing off on the deal and then the other candidate slamming the first one for signing off on the renovation.
HOW ASBESTOS REVEALED WHERE THE MONEY WENT ON A BAD BUILDING DEALSCOTT LEWISJUNE 30, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Newsom didn’t just excoriate the decision but focused on Benitez personally.
SACRAMENTO REPORT: A SAN DIEGO JUDGE DRAWS CALIFORNIA’S SCORNSARA LIBBYJUNE 11, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
William felt able to issue a video message on Twitter excoriating the BBC after the corporation published its report into Martin Bashir’s interview with Princess Diana.
WILL HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE’S BABY DAUGHTER LEAD TO A ROYAL RECONCILIATION?TOM SYKESJUNE 6, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
As the state’s top election official, she has excoriated the “fraudit” all over the mainstream media, partly because she fears it will become the norm.
THE MESS IN MARICOPADAN ZAKMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She drew scrutiny last month for traveling to Utah with her husband during the crisis and later excoriated the wind power industry during a committee hearing, though wind turbines generate only a fraction of the state’s electricity.
TEXAS’S CHIEF ENERGY REGULATOR FIERCELY DEFENDED FOSSIL FUELS AFTER HISTORIC BLACKOUTS. SHE ALSO PROFITS FROM OIL AND GAS.NEENA SATIJA, AARON GREGGMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Some have excoriated those across the aisle for holding the hearing at all.
FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, TWITTER CEOS CLASH WITH CONGRESS IN PRE-ELECTION SHOWDOWNTONY ROMM, RACHEL LERMAN, CAT ZAKRZEWSKI, HEATHER KELLY, ELIZABETH DWOSKINOCTOBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The president also excoriated Redfield’s Senate testimony that universal mask-wearing may be more useful than a coronavirus vaccine.
CDC CHIEF’S LETTER GREENLIGHTING PENCE FOR DEBATE DRAWS CRITICISMLENA H. SUN, YASMEEN ABUTALEBOCTOBER 7, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Neither have you a right to excoriate those who are conscientiously operating through the channels spoken of.
THE ABOMINATIONS OF MODERN SOCIETYREV. T. DE WITT TALMAGE
The drops of rain bruise us; the false sounds excoriate us; the darkness blinds us.
THE TEMPTATION OF ST. ANTONYGUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Those attacked by the insect scratch, and in this act they excoriate the skin, crush the lice and contaminate their fingers.
HANDBOOK OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGYWILLIAM ALBERT RILEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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