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  Definition of scourge
  1. a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
  2. a person who inspires fear or dread; "he was the terror of the neighborhood"
  3. something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"
  4. devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  5. whip; "The religious fanatics flagellated themselves"
  6. punish severely; excoriate
Similar Words: flagellum, terror, threat, bane, curse, nemesis, lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, flagellate

 

Hyponyms: ruin

 

Derivational Morphology: flagellate, lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, bane, curse, nemesis, depredation, ravaging, devastation, bleakness, desolation, destruction, destroyer, ruiner, undoer, waster, uprooter, flagellum, flogger, scourger, whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation, flagellant

 

 
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