verb (used with object), ex·co·ri·at·ed, ex·co·ri·at·ing.
Origin of excoriate
Examples from the Web for excoriate
Newspaper editorials continue to excoriate Netanyahu, even calling for his resignation—editorials written by his supporters.
It teases and goads the wealthy to be fair rather than excoriate them for being rich.Obama Call for Buffett Rule Is Potent Politics but an Economic Pitfall|Zachary Karabell|April 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Those who excoriate the approach as idealistic or unrealistic missed the point.
That opened a new opportunity for bloggers to excoriate both Duncan and his staff.
“Lisa Miller continually uses her column to excoriate faith,” says Cupp.
Its pamphlets went so far as to excoriate allied methods of warfare and to level accusations of inhumanity against the Belgians.Woodrow Wilson and the World War|Charles Seymour
Ghastly faces were staring at her, their lips moving in death to excoriate her.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
Those attacked by the insect scratch, and in this act they excoriate the skin, crush the lice and contaminate their fingers.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
You must be careful not to have too much of the Liquid on the rag, for fear it should excoriate the gums or inside of the mouth.The Toilet of Flora|Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz
Neither have you a right to excoriate those who are conscientiously operating through the channels spoken of.The Abominations of Modern Society|Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
Word Origin for excoriate
early 15c., from Late Latin excoriatus, past participle of excoriare "flay, strip off the hide," from Latin ex- "off" (see ex-) + corium "hide, skin" (see corium). Figurative sense of "denounce, censure" first recorded in English 1708. Related: Excoriated; excoriating.