Definition of Fustigate

1. Verb. Strike with a cudgel.

Exact synonyms: Cudgel
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Cudgel



Definition of Fustigate

1. v. t. To cudgel.

Definition of Fustigate

1. Verb. (transitive) To hit someone with a club. ¹

2. Verb. (figuratively) To harshly criticize someone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fustigate

1. [v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fustigate

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Literary usage of Fustigate

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"... another name of Cairo, in Egypt, whence the stuff first came, ^f Introduced through Genoese commerce. Fusty ; see fust (i), under Fust (»). fustigate ..."

2. The Story of the Stick in All Ages and Lands: A Philosophical History and by Antony Réal (1892)
"After having served to fustigate the shoulders of the human race, it was used to fustigate its eccentricities—snatched from court and church, ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1881)
"... fustigate; chastise. sii. a seam. Welting, sb. a beating ; also, a seam; a seaming. Wer, pr. posa., var. pron. of ' our. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"Whereupon these serpent-haired extreme she-patriots do now fasten upon, batter her, shamefully fustigate her, in their shameful way ; almost fling her into ..."

5. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"... but then for Liberty with Respectability: whereupon these serpent-haired Extreme She Patriots do now fasten on her, tatter her, shamefully fustigate her ..."

6. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles. Darwin (1875)
"... and fustigate varieties, and of trees bearing deeply cut, variegated, and purple leaves, shows that these deviations of structure ..."

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