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Definition 1: a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for scourge in the sense of this definition

(scourge is a kind of ...) an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping

Definition 2: a person who inspires fear or dread - [noun denoting person]

Samples where scourge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was the terror of the neighborhood

Synonyms for scourge in the sense of this definition

(scourge is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 3: something causing misery or death - [noun denoting state]

Samples where scourge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bane of my life

Synonyms for scourge in the sense of this definition

(scourge is a kind of ...) a cause of great suffering and distress

Definition 4: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly - [verb of change]

Samples where scourge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

Synonyms for scourge in the sense of this definition

(scourge is a kind of ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

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

(... is a kind of scourge ) reduce to ruins

"The country lay ruined after the war"

Definition 5: whip - [verb of contact]

Samples where scourge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The religious fanatics flagellated themselves

Synonyms for scourge in the sense of this definition

(scourge is a kind of ...) beat severely with a whip or rod

"The teacher often flogged the students" "The children were severely trounced"

(scourge is a kind of ...) impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

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

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