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1(book/performance/person) vilipendiar formal
- Critics excoriating him for other aspects of his film show an equal lack of sensitivity to the challenges that come with highly structured storytelling.
- One letter writer to the newspaper excoriated those people for complaining about not being able to get their vehicles out of the lot.
- The local radio talk show excoriated him as a fiend; the daily paper denounced a magistrate for providing him bail.
- Should we publicly excoriate him, or even mildly condemn him and call for an apology on these ‘slippery slope’ grounds?
- He is a fellow who made no charitable donations for years on end, while excoriating other Americans for being ‘hard-hearted’ and ‘greedy.’
- 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.
- Many of the op-ed columnists glibly excoriating him now will have the pleasure in the future of dealing with a parent with Alzheimers.
- And some of them have been extremely strong, excoriating the president.
- The Washington Post reviews a novel excoriating the president and discussing assassination.
- There have already been a number of emails on my article, all of them excoriating me for not understanding the case.
- Not for the first time, he excoriated his team: ‘That was poor, very poor.’
- 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.
- After a long diatribe, Noah excoriated me: ‘How can you bring such a phony to speak to your class?’
- She was excoriated and shunned, even within her own party.
- The major difference is that poor little Johnny is excoriated for appalling behaviour and Bob is elevated to sainthood status.
- A few days later the Prime Minister was excoriated in the press for being, principally, a performer - and one who admires performers.
- Lincoln did it when, as a congressman from Illinois, he excoriated President Polk for his war in Mexico.
- A much-experienced newspaper colleague excoriated me as grossly unfair, if not libellous.
- In fact, the Commission excoriated you for failing to record where your million came from and where it went.
- 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.
- People with this condition have a rash, pruritis, and excoriated crythematous skin in body folds, axillae, and groin.
- 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.
- Mucopurulent otorrhea and excoriated skin may also be present.
- Rarely, patients excoriate their skin in response to delusional ideation; in such cases, the appropriate diagnosis would be psychosis.
- It is characterized by pruritic, of ten excoriated papules and nodules on the extensor surfaces of the legs and upper arms.
- The pathognomonic sign is the burrow - a short, wavy, grey line that is often missed if the skin is eczematised, excoriated, or impetiginised.
- The habit of excoriating the acne may go on for decades.
2(remove skin of)excoriar formal