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See definition of tar feather on Dictionary.com
  • as intar and feather
  • as indisgrace

synonyms for tar feather

  • criticize severely
  • draw and quarter
  • excoriate
  • persecute
  • torture
  • besmirch
  • debase
  • defame
  • defile
  • degrade
  • discredit
  • dishonor
  • disparage
  • disrespect
  • humiliate
  • reproach
  • slander
  • stigmatize
  • sully
  • tarnish
  • abase
  • attaint
  • blot
  • depress
  • deride
  • derogate
  • desecrate
  • disfavor
  • disregard
  • expel
  • humble
  • libel
  • lower
  • mock
  • reduce
  • ridicule
  • slur
  • snub
  • stain
  • taint
  • give a black eye
  • lose face
  • put down
  • take down a peg
  • tar and feather
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How to use tar feather in a sentence

This is not the first time in history when the lack of a ha'porth of tar has spoilt the ship of State.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Clean your tube regularly, and your amber mouthpiece with a feather dipped in spirits of lavender.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Edna was sitting on the tabouret, idly brushing the tips of a feather duster along the carpet when he came in again.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Around her throat was a white feather boa, while her features were half concealed by the veil she wore.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Have both a feather bed and a mattress upon the bedstead, that she may place whichever she prefers uppermost.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
He wore a cock feather over his ear, and on his head a diadem set with enormous gems.
HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE
We may burn coal and thus change is appearance, but its particles are all there, in the form of gas, ashes or tar.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
Was there any other fact beside the feather which would lead one to suppose that a lady had visited him?
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
Shortly before ten, two tar-barrels were observed burning in a north-easterly direction.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
While Stanley loaded a small carronade, young Welton got up blue lights and an empty tar-barrel.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
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