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Definition of "excoriation" [ex•co•ri•a•tion]

  • The act of excoriating or flaying (noun)
  • The excoriated place or the state of being excoriated, or stripped of the skin; abrasion. (noun)
  • Severe verbal denouncing (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "excoriation" in a sentence
  • "They will also suffer excoriation from the Repugs, who will say, "See, we knew your bill wouldn't make anything better," when in actuality, it will be the bill the Repugs wanted, i.e., the one without a public option."
  • "In the next issue of my magazine, National Review, I published a 5,000-word excoriation of Welch:"
  • "Only twelve years ago I wrote about “one of those little episodes in the relations between nations that illustrates the nature of alliances,” and in came that little blue note from Buckley expressing dismay with his customary one-word excoriation."