What does excoriate mean?

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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Excoriate

    eks-kō′ri-āt, v.t. to strip the skin from.—n. Excoriā′tion, the act of excoriating: the state of being excoriated. [L. excoriāre, -ātumex, from, corium, the skin.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of excoriate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of excoriate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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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