Synonyms of scourge in English:

scourge


See definition of scourge

noun

1‘he was beaten with a scourge’

SYNONYMS
whip, horsewhip, lash, strap, birch, switch, flail
North American bullwhip, rawhide
historical cat-o'-nine-tails, knout
rare flagellum, quirt, blacksnake

2‘inflation was the scourge of the mid-1970s’

SYNONYMS
affliction, bane, curse, plague, menace, evil, misfortune, burden, cross to bear, thorn in one's flesh, thorn in one's side, bitter pill, trial, nuisance, pest
torment, torture, misery, suffering
blight, cancer, canker
punishment, penalty, visitation
ANTONYMS

blessing, godsend


verb

1‘he was publicly scourged’

SYNONYMS
flog, whip, beat, horsewhip, lash, flagellate, flail, strap, birch, cane, thrash, belt, leather
North American bullwhip
informal give someone a hiding, tan someone's hide, lather, take a strap to, beat the living daylights out of
North American informal whale
archaic switch, stripe, thong
rare quirt

2‘scurvy was a disease which scourged the English for centuries’

SYNONYMS
afflict, plague, torment, torture, curse, cause suffering to, oppress, burden, bedevil, beset
devastate
punish