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To criticize strongly - thesaurus

Synonyms

attack

verb

to strongly criticize someone or something for their ideas or actions

damn

verb

to criticize someone or something extremely severely

savage

verb

to criticize someone or something severely

harangue

verb

to speak to someone in a loud angry way for a long time, in order to criticize them or to try to change their opinion

tear apart

to criticize someone or something very strongly

tell off

to criticize someone angrily for doing something wrong

castigate

verb

formal to criticize someone or something severely

censure

verb

formal to criticize someone severely

take/bring/hold someone to task

to severely criticize someone

tear someone/something to /pieces/shreds

to criticize someone or something very severely

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assail

verb

formal to physically attack or severely criticize someone

blast

verb

to criticize someone very strongly

carpet

verb

Britishinformal to criticize someone very severely for something that they have done wrong

come down on

to criticize or punish someone severely

come down on someone like a ton of bricks

to criticize or punish someone very severely

crucify

verb

informal to criticize someone in a very cruel way

deprecate

verb

formal to criticize something strongly

flay

verb

to criticize someone or something in a very severe or cruel way

give someone a rocket

to criticize someone in a very angry way

give someone both barrels

to criticize or attack someone with great energy or emotion

go for

to criticize someone strongly

hammer

verb

informal to criticize someone or something severely

have a go at someone

to criticize someone strongly

heap/pour scorn on /someone/something

to criticize someone or something severely and in a way that shows you think they deserve no respect

hit out

to criticize someone or something very strongly

inveigh against

to criticize someone or something very strongly

jump on

to criticize someone severely

lam into

to strongly attack or criticize someone

land on

to criticize someone severely

lash

verb

to criticize someone severely or angrily

lay into

to attack someone physically or with cruel words because you are angry with them

let fly

to criticize someone angrily

let someone have it

to attack or criticize someone severely

maul

verb

to severely criticize a new book, play, film etc

pan

verb

informal to criticize someone or something very strongly

pull/rip/tear etc /someone/something to pieces

to criticize someone or something severely

put/stick the knife in

to criticize someone very strongly, especially when they are already weak

rag on

to criticize someone in an angry way

revile

verb

formal to hate and criticize someone or something very much

rip into

to criticize someone very severely

roast

verb

informal to criticize someone or something very severely

scold

verb

old-fashioned to criticize someone, especially a child, severely and usually angrily for something they have done wrong

send someone off with a flea in their ear

to criticize someone severely

slam

verb

mainly journalism to criticize someone or something severely

slaughter

verb

informal to criticize someone very severely

take apart

to criticize a person or an idea very severely

tear into

to criticize someone or something very angrily

tear/rip to shreds

if you tear or rip someone or something to shreds, you criticize them very severely or defeat them completely

tear someone off a strip/tear a strip off someone

to criticize someone angrily for doing something wrong

trash

verb

informal to criticize someone or something in a very strong way

upbraid

verb

formal to criticize someone very severely

vilify

verb

formal to criticize someone very strongly, especially in a way that is not fair and that damages their reputation

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