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  • verbcriticize severely
  • verbfrighten

synonyms for scarify

  • slap down
  • attack
  • blister
  • castigate
  • damn
  • excoriate
  • flay
  • lambaste
  • lash
  • pan
  • scorch
  • scourge
  • slash
  • vilify
  • burn someone's ears
  • crawl all over
  • lash into
  • pin someone's ears back
  • put someone on the griddle
  • put someone on the hot seat
  • rake over the coals
  • read the riot act to
  • rip into
  • scathe
  • shoot down
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antonyms for scarify

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  • compliment
  • laud
  • mend
  • praise
  • protect
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How to use scarify in a sentence

Dickens is going to put an article on the subject in Household Words, in order to scarify the rascally bookseller.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. II (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
To relieve their wearied legs and feet after long marches, they scarify the former with sharp flints.
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 1HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
When fatigued by travel they scarify their legs with a sharpened reed or snakes' teeth.
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 1HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
His political jingles were the delight or vexation of partisans as they happened to ridicule or scarify this side or that.
EUGENE FIELD, A STUDY IN HEREDITY AND CONTRADICTIONSSLASON THOMPSON
Incapable of checking a witty saying, he would scarify his two neighbors before a dinner was half over.
BUREAUCRACYHONORE DE BALZAC
Sometimes it is also necessary to scarify the pharynx and soft palate with a small bistoury.
A SYSTEM OF OPERATIVE SURGERY, VOLUME IV (OF 4)VARIOUS
I would to God I could get at the parental heart of —, in which event I would so scarify it, that he should writhe again.
SPEECHES OF CHARLES DICKENSCHARLES DICKENS
Er tamperin' wid de ha'r what de good Lord put on er colored pusson's head an' ertryin' fer ter scarify my feelin's like yer done.
MISS MINERVA AND WILLIAM GREEN HILLFRANCES BOYD CALHOUN
Sometimes it may be necessary to scarify the gums, or to apply leeches to them.
POPULAR TECHNOLOGY, VOL. I (OF 2)EDWARD HAZEN
And were not these instances enough to scarify any man's imagination, and shiver his every nerve?
THE CATHOLIC WORLD. VOLUME II; NUMBERS 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.E. RAMEUR
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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