Infliction of punishment by dealing blows or whipping.
‘What lawbreakers like that need is a good flogging. Do that and watch the crime rate plummet.’;
A source of persistent trouble such as pestilence that causes pain and suffering or widespread destruction.
‘Graffiti is the scourge of building owners everywhere.’;
from Flog, v. t.
A means to inflict such pain or destruction.
beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
A whip, often of leather.
‘He flogged him with a scourge.’;
To strike with a scourge; to flog.
A lash; a strap or cord; especially, a lash used to inflict pain or punishment; an instrument of punishment or discipline; a whip.
‘Up to coach then goesThe observed maid, takes both the scourge and reins.’;
Hence, a means of inflicting punishment, vengeance, or suffering; an infliction of affliction; a punishment.
‘Sharp scourges of adversity.’; ‘What scourge for perjuryCan this dark monarchy afford false Clarence?’;
To whip severely; to lash.
‘Is it lawful for you to scourge a . . . Roman?’;
To punish with severity; to chastise; to afflict, as for sins or faults, and with the purpose of correction.
‘Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.’;
To harass or afflict severely.
‘To scourge and impoverish the people.’;
a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
something causes misery or death;
‘the bane of my life’;
a person who inspires fear or dread;
‘he was the terror of the neighborhood’;
punish severely; excoriate
‘The religious fanatics flagellated themselves’;
devastate or ravage;
‘The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion’;
A scourge is a whip or lash, especially a multi-thong type, used to inflict severe corporal punishment or self-mortification. It is usually made of leather.