Definitions for excoriateɪkˈskɔr iˌeɪt, -ˈskoʊr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate(verb)

    express strong disapproval of

    "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"

  2. chafe, excoriate(verb)

    tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading

    "This leash chafes the dog's neck"

Wiktionary

  1. excoriate(Verb)

    To wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay.

  2. excoriate(Verb)

    To strongly denounce or censure.

  3. Origin: From excoriatus, perfect participle of excorio. from ex + corium.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The Sun Sentinel:

    Your job is to represent Floridians in the Senate. Either do your job, Sen. Rubio, or resign it. two weeks ago, you took to the Senate floor to excoriate federal workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to do their jobs. You said, 'there is really no other job in the country where if you don't do your job, you don't get fired,'.


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