Synonyms for scourge

Synonyms for (noun) scourge

Synonyms: scourge, flagellum

Definition: a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

Similar words: whip

Definition: an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping


Synonyms: terror, threat, scourge

Definition: a person who inspires fear or dread

Usage: he was the terror of the neighborhood

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do


Synonyms: curse, nemesis, bane, scourge

Definition: something causing misery or death

Usage: the bane of my life

Similar words: affliction

Definition: a cause of great suffering and distress

Synonyms for (verb) scourge

Synonyms: desolate, devastate, scourge, lay waste to, ravage, waste

Definition: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

Usage: The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

Similar words: ruin, destroy

Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably

Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up


Synonyms: scourge, flagellate

Definition: whip

Usage: The religious fanatics flagellated themselves

Similar words: slash, welt, whip, lash, lather, strap, trounce, flog

Definition: beat severely with a whip or rod

Usage: The teacher often flogged the students; The children were severely trounced


Synonyms: scourge

Definition: punish severely; excoriate

Similar words: penalise, penalize, punish

Definition: impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

Usage: The students were penalized for showing up late for class; we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again