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Another word for scourge

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Noun
  1. A cause of suffering or harm

      1. Sorrow or grief; misery.
      2. Misfortune or wretchedness:
      3. A cause of sorrow or misery; a misfortune:
      1. A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence.
      2. A virulent, infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (syn. Pasteurella pestis ) and is transmitted primarily by the bite of fleas from an infected rodent, especially a rat. In humans it occurs in bubonic form, marked by lymph node enlargement, and in pneumonic form, marked by infection of the lungs, and can progress to septicemia.
      3. A widespread affliction or calamity seen as divine retribution.
      1. Not healthy; sick:
      2. Not normal; unsound:
      3. Resulting in suffering; harmful or distressing:
      1. Morally bad or wrong; wicked:
      2. Causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful:
      3. Characterized by or indicating future misfortune; ominous:
      1. An appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something.
      2. Evil or misfortune that comes as if in response to such an appeal:
      3. A source or cause of evil; a scourge:
      1. A cause of harm, ruin, or death:
      2. A source of persistent annoyance or exasperation:
      3. Fatal injury or ruin:
      1. A condition of pain, suffering, or distress:
      2. A cause of pain, suffering, or distress:
    See also:

    help

Verb
  1. To bring great harm or suffering to

      1. Infliction of severe physical pain as a means of punishment or coercion.
      2. Excruciating physical or mental pain; agony:
      3. An experience or cause of severe pain or anguish:
      1. Great physical pain or mental anguish.
      2. A source of harassment, annoyance, or pain.
      3. The torture inflicted on prisoners under interrogation.
      1. To hit sharply, as with a hand, fist, weapon, or implement:
      2. To inflict (a blow).
      3. To penetrate or pierce:
      1. To inflict a heavy blow on, with or as if with the hand, a tool, or a weapon.
      2. To drive or strike (a weapon, for example) forcefully onto or into something else.
      3. To attack, damage, or destroy by or as if by blows.
      1. A framework or stand in or on which to hold, hang, or display various articles:
      2. A triangular frame for arranging billiard or pool balls at the start of a game.
      3. A receptacle for livestock feed.
      1. A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence.
      2. A virulent, infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (syn. Pasteurella pestis ) and is transmitted primarily by the bite of fleas from an infected rodent, especially a rat. In humans it occurs in bubonic form, marked by lymph node enlargement, and in pneumonic form, marked by infection of the lungs, and can progress to septicemia.
      3. A widespread affliction or calamity seen as divine retribution.
      1. To inflict severe pain on; torture.
      2. To inflict great mental distress on.
      1. An appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something.
      2. Evil or misfortune that comes as if in response to such an appeal:
      3. A source or cause of evil; a scourge:
      1. Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment.
      2. To cause to feel or suffer anguish.
      3. To feel or suffer anguish.
      1. To suffer mental anguish or worry about something:
      2. To suffer extreme pain:
      3. To cause great pain or anguish to.
      1. To cause grievous physical or mental suffering to.
  2. To criticize harshly and devastatingly

      1. To shut with force and loud noise:
      2. To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise:
      3. To hit or strike with great force.
      1. To cook with dry heat, as in an oven or near hot coals.
      2. To dry, brown, or parch by exposing to heat.
      3. To expose to great or excessive heat.
      1. To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes:
      2. To make a gash or gashes in.
      3. To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color:
      1. A sharp blow made with the open hand or with a flat object; a smack.
      2. The sound of such a blow.
      3. A sharp insult:
      1. A usually numerical record of a competitive event:
      2. The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage:
      3. The number of points attributed to a competitor or team.
      1. To burn superficially so as to discolor or damage the texture of.
      2. To dry out or wither with intense heat:
      3. To destroy (land and buildings) by fire or military action so as to leave nothing salvageable to an enemy army.
      1. To harm or injure, especially by fire.
      2. To criticize or denounce severely; excoriate.
      3. Harm or injury.
      1. To make shallow cuts in (the skin), as when vaccinating.
      2. To create a design on (the skin) by means of shallow cuts that are sometimes rubbed with a colorant or irritant to enhance the resulting scar tissue.
      3. To break up the surface of (topsoil or pavement).
      1. A stroke or blow with or as if with a whip.
      2. A whip.
      3. The flexible portion of a whip, such as a plait or thong.
      1. To strip off the skin or outer covering of.
      2. To strip of money or goods; fleece.
      3. To whip or lash.
      1. To censure strongly; denounce:
      2. To criticize (something) harshly:
      3. To tear, scrape, or wear off (the skin).
      1. To thrash with a stick.
      2. To instill forcefully:
      3. To defeat soundly.
      1. A local swelling of the skin that contains watery fluid and is caused by burning or irritation.
      2. A similar swelling on a plant.
      3. A raised bubble, as on a painted or laminated surface.

Another word for scourge

Noun
  1. A whip

      1. An exchange or a swap, especially one done secretly.
      2. A transference or shift, as of opinion or attention.
      3. A device used to break or open an electric circuit or to divert current from one conductor to another.
      1. A branch or stem that has fallen or been cut from a tree or shrub.
      2. A piece of wood, such as a tree branch, that is used for fuel, cut for lumber, or shaped for a specific purpose.
      3. A wand, staff, baton, or rod.
      1. A slender length of flexible material usually made of twisted strands or fibers and used to bind, tie, connect, or support.
      2. An insulated flexible electric wire fitted with a plug or plugs.
      3. A hangman's rope.
      1. A long narrow strip of pliant material such as leather.
      2. Such a strip equipped with a buckle or similar fastener for binding or securing objects.
      3. A thin flat metal or plastic band used for fastening or clamping objects together or into position.
    See also:

    whip

  2. Punishment

      1. The act or process of imposing or meting out something unpleasant.
      2. Something, such as punishment, that is inflicted.
      1. A punishment imposed for a violation of law.
      2. A sum established by a contract to be forfeited in lieu of actual damages in the event of a breach of the contract.
      3. The disadvantage or painful consequences resulting from an action or condition:
      1. The act or process of correcting.
      2. Something offered or substituted for a mistake or fault:
      3. Punishment intended to rehabilitate or improve.
    See also:

    punishment

Verb
  1. To whip

    See also:

    beat

  2. To punish

    See also:

    punish