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1. scourge

noun. ['ˈskɝːdʒ'] a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor).

Synonyms

  • flagellum

Antonyms

  • lose
  • praise

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Rhymes with Scourge

  • submerge
  • reemerge
  • converge
  • splurge
  • diverge
  • spurge
  • emerge
  • virge
  • verge
  • surge
  • serge
  • purge
  • merge
  • dirge
  • burdge
  • birge
  • berge

How do you pronounce scourge?

Pronounce scourge as skərʤ.

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Sentences with scourge


1. Noun, singular or mass
Stains are the scourge of an otherwise clean house.

Quotes about scourge


1. Cleanliness is the scourge of art.
- Craig Brown

2. For once the disease of reading has laid upon the system it weakens so that it falls an easy prey to that other scourge which dwells in the ink pot and festers in the quill. The wretch takes to writing.
- Virginia Woolf, Orlando

3. A fine gentleman like that, they said, had no need of books. Let him leave books, they said, to the palsied or the dying. But worse was to come. For once the disease of reading has laid hold upon the system it weakens it so that it falls an easy prey to that other scourge which dwells in the ink pot and festers in the quill. The wretch takes to writing.
- Virginia Woolf, Orlando

2. scourge

noun. ['ˈskɝːdʒ'] a person who inspires fear or dread.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • threat
  • terror
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • untie
  • unfasten
  • dull
  • unlash

3. scourge

verb. ['ˈskɝːdʒ'] cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly.

Synonyms

  • destroy
  • devastate
  • waste
  • desolate
  • ravage
  • lay waste to

Antonyms

  • loser
  • unemotional person
  • worker
  • extrovert

4. scourge

verb. ['ˈskɝːdʒ'] whip.

Synonyms

  • whip
  • lather
  • trounce
  • strap
  • lash
  • welt
  • flog
  • slash

Antonyms

  • nonreligious person
  • follower
  • bad guy
  • partisan

5. scourge

noun. ['ˈskɝːdʒ'] something causing misery or death.

Synonyms

  • affliction
  • bane
  • curse

Antonyms

  • stranger
  • introvert
  • withholder
  • male

6. scourge

verb. ['ˈskɝːdʒ'] punish severely; excoriate.

Synonyms

  • punish
  • penalize

Antonyms

  • member
  • good guy
  • smoker
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