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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To criticize very severely.

Usage examples (32)
  • The boss never gave compliments; all he could do was excoriate his employees.
  • "excoriate" the UN's peacekeeping mission in Congo.
  • Both male and female artists excoriate the treatment of women.
  • If she went with Barbara Walters, Barbara would excoriate her. for more
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