execrate vs excoriate

execrate excoriate


  • 1) To declare to be hateful or abhorrent; denounce.
  • 2) archaic To invoke a curse.
  • 3) To feel loathing for; abhor.
  • 4) curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
  • 5) Synonyms See comparison under malediction.
  • 6) To declare to be accursed; denounce as deserving to be cursed or abominated.
  • 7) To curse; imprecate evil upon; hence, to detest utterly; abhor; abominate.
  • 8) Archaic To invoke a curse on.
  • 9) To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil upon; to curse; to protest against as unholy or detestable; hence, to detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate.


  • 1) transitive To strongly denounce or censure.
  • 2) transitive To wear off the skin of; to chafe or flay.
  • 3) tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
  • 4) Hence To abrade; gall; break and remove the outer layers of (the skin) in any manner.
  • 5) To flay; strip off the skin of.
  • 6) To tear, scrape, or wear off (the skin).
  • 7) To criticize (something) harshly.
  • 8) To censure strongly; denounce.
  • 9) To strip or wear off the skin of; to abrade; to gall; to break and remove the cuticle of, in any manner, as by rubbing, beating, or by the action of acrid substances.


  • 1) And we especially condemn and in God's name execrate those who not only omit both forms but also quite autocratically [tyrannically] prohibit, condemn, and blaspheme them as heresy, and so exalt themselves against and above Christ, our Lord and God
  • 2) Once the danger passes, forgotten of God and execrate the police. on March 24, 2009 at 2: 44 pm | Reply jerym
  • 3) She's lived down to a lot of the smears that I used to execrate Republicans for using on her.
  • 4) These are the people who execrate the man, who despise him with every cell of their being, whose rage at his very name roars like napalm.
  • 5) Some admire it, like de Maistre; others execrate it, like Beccaria.
  • 6) Oceania is not allowed to know anything of the tenets of the other two philosophies, but he is taught to execrate them as barbarous outrages upon morality and common sense.
  • 7) I am a bankrupt both in fortune and in heart, and can only pray you will hasten to forget – that you may forbear to execrate me! '
  • 8) There is, in the synagogue, in the mosque, in the pagoda, in the wigwam, a hideous side which we execrate, and a sublime side, which we adore.
  • 9) I abhor psalm-singers, I hate priors, I execrate heretics, but I should detest yet more any one who should maintain the contrary.
  • 10) ‘George is certainly mocked, but he is not execrated as a vile foreigner and un-British despot, as he had been by satirists and cartoonists in the 1760s and 1770s, when he was widely despised.’
  • 11) ‘Those who murdered tourists in Egypt were widely execrated and not just because they threatened to ruin the tourist industry.’
  • 12) ‘There, Alexander is to be execrated because he conquered foreign peoples and overthrew an ancient empire.’
  • 13) ‘Didn't Trotsky execrate those who claimed to believe there was nothing to choose between democracy and fascism?’
  • 14) ‘That was fortunate for Concord; after March 7, when the great orator endorsed the Fugitive Slave Law, Webster was execrated by many of his one-time worshipers.’
  • 15) ‘Clemency to the recently execrated terrorists marked the Convention's response to the Vendémiaire crisis, both in the build-up to the insurrection and in its aftermath.’
  • 16) ‘Those who disagreed with his theories were execrated and removed from their posts, sometimes with the help of the NKVD.’
  • 17) ‘I found that I didn't much miss Ireland as such, and in fact in many ways I execrated it.’
  • 18) ‘Unionists would praise the prescience of the men of 1707, Jacobites and nationalists would execrate them, but in itself such a union was probably no more momentous than its architects were moral.’
  • 19) ‘But it transformed the professor of comparative literature at Columbia into a very public intellectual, adored or execrated with equal intensity by many millions of readers.’
  • 20) ‘Such memoirs are naturally far removed from the poverty-riven atmosphere and harsh realities say of the recently widely acclaimed, and execrated, Angela's Ashes.’
  • 21) ‘Her immigration policy is supported by most Australians, execrated though it be by our politically correct ABC.’
  • 22) ‘Just because he remained so steadfast in an execrated cause, entry into the acceptance world seems to have acquired all the more value.’
  • 23) ‘The Cure are the personification of the not-quite and the not-yet: not quite execrated but never really respected; not punk veterans but not yet generic Goff.’


  • 1) Before fleeing East Germany, he took care to excoriate himself from Stasi records and to plunder as many top secret files as he could.
  • 2) So perhaps the best advice for those who want to justify this or claim that others are being too militant and yes, some are likely being too pushy and thus come across as being little more than mirror images of those they want to excoriate is to just stop settling and just continue exploring.
  • 3) It is completely illogical to assume that being ashamed and having your school "excoriate" you will be motivational in any way.
  • 4) "excoriate" the UN's peacekeeping mission in Congo.
  • 5) What entertains me even more are comments like Will's above, that excoriate people for having a mixed or nuanced opinion of a film.
  • 6) If all the clowns who excoriate Keynes just because some ignorant dogmatist told them to, would actually go read the General Theory (which is exceptionally lucidly written), perhaps they might begin to understand why.
  • 7) We excoriate President Obama because we expect more from him.
  • 8) There are responsibilities to be avoided, party menus to plan, businessmen to excoriate - which leaves precious little time for golf, FYI.
  • 9) I find it rather funny that you racists know they are catholic but excoriate them as godless heathens anyways.
  • 10) But I suspect most pro-life people would willingly swap the lives of the babies for the insensitivity: feel free to excoriate us but don't sign the executive order at all.
  • 11) ‘People with this condition have a rash, pruritis, and excoriated crythematous skin in body folds, axillae, and groin.’
  • 12) ‘Most people inherently recognise what they call bright or fresh red bleeding, and tend to attribute that to a local cause such as a haemorrhoid or an anal fissure, or even just some excoriated itchy skin.’
  • 13) ‘Mucopurulent otorrhea and excoriated skin may also be present.’
  • 14) ‘Rarely, patients excoriate their skin in response to delusional ideation; in such cases, the appropriate diagnosis would be psychosis.’
  • 15) ‘It is characterized by pruritic, of ten excoriated papules and nodules on the extensor surfaces of the legs and upper arms.’
  • 16) ‘The pathognomonic sign is the burrow - a short, wavy, grey line that is often missed if the skin is eczematised, excoriated, or impetiginised.’
  • 17) ‘The habit of excoriating the acne may go on for decades.’
  • 18) ‘Critics excoriating him for other aspects of his film show an equal lack of sensitivity to the challenges that come with highly structured storytelling.’
  • 19) ‘One letter writer to the newspaper excoriated those people for complaining about not being able to get their vehicles out of the lot.’
  • 20) ‘The local radio talk show excoriated him as a fiend; the daily paper denounced a magistrate for providing him bail.’
  • 21) ‘Should we publicly excoriate him, or even mildly condemn him and call for an apology on these ‘slippery slope’ grounds?’
  • 22) ‘He is a fellow who made no charitable donations for years on end, while excoriating other Americans for being ‘hard-hearted’ and ‘greedy.’’
  • 23) ‘He was against the Anglo-Irish agreement of 1985 and the Good Friday agreement of 1998, and he has made his name by excoriating the Protestant leaders who endorsed them.’
  • 24) ‘Many of the op-ed columnists glibly excoriating him now will have the pleasure in the future of dealing with a parent with Alzheimers.’
  • 25) ‘And some of them have been extremely strong, excoriating the president.’
  • 26) ‘The Washington Post reviews a novel excoriating the president and discussing assassination.’
  • 27) ‘There have already been a number of emails on my article, all of them excoriating me for not understanding the case.’
  • 28) ‘Not for the first time, he excoriated his team: ‘That was poor, very poor.’’
  • 29) ‘Throughout his career he had excoriated Walter Scott (even holding him almost single-handedly responsible for the Civil War), but now he was in the same boat as his bête noire.’
  • 30) ‘After a long diatribe, Noah excoriated me: ‘How can you bring such a phony to speak to your class?’’
  • 31) ‘She was excoriated and shunned, even within her own party.’
  • 32) ‘The major difference is that poor little Johnny is excoriated for appalling behaviour and Bob is elevated to sainthood status.’
  • 33) ‘A few days later the Prime Minister was excoriated in the press for being, principally, a performer - and one who admires performers.’
  • 34) ‘Lincoln did it when, as a congressman from Illinois, he excoriated President Polk for his war in Mexico.’
  • 35) ‘A much-experienced newspaper colleague excoriated me as grossly unfair, if not libellous.’
  • 36) ‘In fact, the Commission excoriated you for failing to record where your million came from and where it went.’
  • 37) ‘He would then wait outside the front door to excoriate the opponents, even the poor guy loading the kit hampers on to the team bus.’

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