Definition and Meanings for scourge

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Scourge is ranked 42,226 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of scourge

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of scourge

f. escourg, fr. l. excoriata (sc. scutica) a stripped off (lash or whip), fr. excoriare to strip, to skin. see excoriate from scourge, n.: cf. of. escorgier

Meaning of scourge


as noun

  • a lash; a strap or cord; especially, a lash used to inflict pain or punishment; an instrument of punishment or discipline; a whip.
  • hence, a means of inflicting punishment, vengeance, or suffering; an infliction of affliction; a punishment.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

  • to whip severely; to lash.
  • to punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict, as for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction.
  • to harass or afflict severely.
  • No antonyms for scourge

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