Fustigate meaning

fŭs'tĭ-gāt'
To beat with a club; cudgel.
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To criticize harshly.
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To beat with a stick; cudgel.
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To hit someone with a club.
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(figuratively) To harshly criticize someone.
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Origin of fustigate

  • Late Latin fūstigāre fūstigāt- Latin fūstis club Latin agere to do ag- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin fustigatus, past participle of fustigo (“I cudgel to death”), from fustis (“a cudgel”) + ago (“I act”).
    From Wiktionary