to criticize (someone or something) very harshly
- He was excoriated as a racist.
- The candidates have publicly excoriated each other throughout the campaign.
- Orwell could hit hard and strike deep — recall only his excoriation of the Stalinists who went to ‘help’ in the Spanish Civil War.
- Activists had to encounter an initially dismissive public, hostile populist politicians, excoriation by religious fundamentalists and the slow wheels of government.
- Every time he rose to, or even approached, the heights of success and public esteem, he was suddenly plunged down into the depths of media excoriation.
- экскориация, ссадина, сдирание кожи, царапина, разнос, суровая критика