Definitions for Scourgeskɜrdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scourge, flagellum(noun)

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

  2. bane, curse, scourge, nemesis(noun)

    something causing misery or death

    "the bane of my life"

  3. terror, scourge, threat(verb)

    a person who inspires fear or dread

    "he was the terror of the neighborhood"

  4. scourge(verb)

    punish severely; excoriate

  5. flagellate, scourge(verb)


    "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"

  6. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge(verb)

    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

    "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"


  1. scourge(Noun)

    A persistent pest, illness, or source of trouble, (figurative) cause of suffering to people.

    Graffiti is the scourge of building owners everywhere.

  2. scourge(Noun)

    A whip often of leather.

    He flogged him with a scourge.

  3. scourge(Verb)

    To strike with a scourge.

  4. Origin: From Old French escorgier, from Vulgar Latin excorrigiāre, consisting of ex- + corrigia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scourge(noun)

    a lash; a strap or cord; especially, a lash used to inflict pain or punishment; an instrument of punishment or discipline; a whip

  2. Scourge(noun)

    hence, a means of inflicting punishment, vengeance, or suffering; an infliction of affliction; a punishment

  3. Scourge(noun)

    to whip severely; to lash

  4. Scourge(noun)

    to punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict, as for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction

  5. Scourge(noun)

    to harass or afflict severely

  6. Origin: [From Scourge, n.: cf. OF. escorgier.]


  1. Scourge

    A scourge is a whip or lash, especially a multi-thong type, used to inflict severe corporal punishment or self-mortification on the back.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Preet Bharara:

    Public corruption is a scourge, but lies to law enforcement make the job of fighting corruption doubly difficult.

  2. Lucretius:

    Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.

  3. Steve Warren:

    The removal of this senior Lord's Resistance Army leader from the battlefield is an example of the impact the AURTF has had in the fight to end the scourge of the LRA.

  4. Jan Kubis:

    Despite their steady losses to pro government forces, the scourge of ISIL continues to kill, maim and displace Iraqi civilians in the thousands and to cause untold suffering.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    We all have a responsibility to ensure the security, the prosperity and the human rights of our citizens, we are here today because we are united against the scourge of violent extremism and terrorism.

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