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  • nounplague, torment
  • verbbeat, punish, often physically

synonyms for scourge

  • curse
  • pest
  • terror
  • affliction
  • bane
  • correction
  • infliction
  • misfortune
  • penalty
  • pestilence
  • punishment
  • visitation
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antonyms for scourge

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  • reward
  • advantage
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • boon
  • delight
  • happiness
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How to use scourge in a sentence

By 1900, smallpox was no longer quite as much of a scourge in the world’s richest countries.
SMALLPOX USED TO KILL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE EVERY YEAR. HERE’S HOW HUMANS BEAT IT.KELSEY PIPERFEBRUARY 5, 2021VOX
Researchers have known all along that vaccines can rapidly turn infectious diseases from scourges to bad memories.
THE CHART THAT SHOWS HOW WE’LL GET BACK TO NORMALNIALL FIRTHDECEMBER 11, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Opponents of the industry say vacation rentals are the scourge of San Diego, destroying neighborhoods and taking away housing stock.
THERE’S A VACATION RENTAL COMPROMISE ON THE TABLE — TAKE ITMATT GARDNERSEPTEMBER 3, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
He’d lost a close friend to the scourge—that friend had gone to the hospital for routine surgery and died of a superbug he’d acquired while there.
CAN FAR-UVC LIGHT REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 INDOORS?ERIKA FRYAUGUST 31, 2020FORTUNE
Tuberculosis has been a scourge, but fewer than 10% of people infected with it even get sick.
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At the time Scroll was conceived, ad blocking was one of the most talked-about scourges of the media business.
INSIDE TONY HAILE’S EXPEDITION TO (HELP) SAVE THE NEWS BUSINESS STEVEN PERLBERGJULY 27, 2020DIGIDAY
Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue; neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
The Iffluenza appears to become endemic here, but it has always been a scourge in the islands.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Yet again, however, was their faith to be sorely tried by the terrible scourge—war.
ROBERT MOFFATDAVID J. DEANE
Thus he is the scourge of every country he inhabits; and of the appearance of man or his weapons, he is fearless.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
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WORDS RELATED TO SCOURGE

  • adversity
  • anguish
  • calamity
  • cross
  • crux
  • depression
  • difficulty
  • disease
  • disorder
  • distress
  • grief
  • hardship
  • illness
  • infirmity
  • misery
  • misfortune
  • ordeal
  • pain
  • plague
  • plight
  • scourge
  • sickness
  • sorrow
  • suffering
  • torment
  • trial
  • tribulation
  • trouble
  • woe
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