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synonyms for scapegoat

  • fall guy
  • chump
  • doormat
  • dupe
  • fool
  • goat
  • gull
  • mark
  • patsy
  • pigeon
  • pushover
  • sacrifice
  • sap
  • schmuck
  • stooge
  • sucker
  • victim
  • weakling
  • another's action boob
  • easy mark
  • sitting duck
See also synonyms for: scapegoats
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Growing up in the nineties, I saw California governor Pete Wilson attack immigrants with rhetoric that depicted them as scapegoats for America’s social and economic problems and with public policies like the infamous Proposition 187.
WHY I MOUNTAIN-BIKE FOR MY MENTAL HEALTHSMURGUIAAUGUST 16, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
A resurgence or continuation of the pandemic may also result in leaders seeking to distract their people the old fashioned way, by finding scapegoats and through nationalism.
THE PANDEMIC IS A $50 BILLION TEST THAT RICH COUNTRIES ARE FAILINGDAVID ROTHKOPFJULY 22, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
After Valencia left, she worried that the city’s response to Congress over facial recognition two years prior would come back to haunt her — and she feared becoming the scapegoat.
SAN DIEGO HELD BACK MATERIALS SOUGHT BY CONGRESS ON FACIAL RECOGNITIONJESSE MARXMAY 3, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
They’ve been a frequent scapegoat during economic woes and disease outbreaks, and in wartime propaganda.
ASIAN AMERICAN BUSINESSES ARE DEFENDING THEMSELVES AGAINST RISE IN ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCETRACY JANMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The combination of affective polarization, racism, inequality, isolation and mistrust has radicalized a meaningful minority of the nation, making it easy to find scapegoats and boogeymen.
OUR RADICALIZED REPUBLICMAGGIE KOERTH (MAGGIE.KOERTH-BAKER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)JANUARY 25, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
When tragedy strikes her town, Ada decides to light out for the territory before grieving families start building gallows and looking for a scapegoat.
IN ANNA NORTH’S RIVETING ‘OUTLAWED,’ THERE’S NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS THAN A CHILDLESS WOMANRON CHARLESJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Critics, however, argue that the president is using a scapegoat, and that he’s relying on false evidence, like a non-existent article published in noted medical journal, The Lancet.
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS LEANING ON BIG TECH TO NAVIGATE THE COVID-19 PANDEMICNICOLE GOODKINDOCTOBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
He felt himself "accursed by all," the "scapegoat on whom all the faults of Israel will be heaped with a curse."
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
For a time Tommy Kerr, who had been twice run in, had served as a scapegoat, but that was little permanent help.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
The squatter had been the scapegoat upon which had been heaped the sins of a girl no one had thought capable of doing wrong.
TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRYGRACE MILLER WHITE
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WORDS RELATED TO SCAPEGOAT

  • chump
  • cinch
  • doormat
  • easy pickings
  • easy touch
  • fall guy
  • jay
  • mark
  • mug
  • patsy
  • pigeon
  • prize sap
  • pushover
  • scapegoat
  • sitting duck
  • soft touch
  • sucker
  • trusting soul
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