scathe

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scathe

 (skāth)
tr.v. scathed, scath·ing, scathes
1. To harm or injure, especially by fire.
2. To criticize or denounce severely; excoriate.
n.
Harm or injury.

[Middle English skathen, from Old Norse skadha.]

scathe

(skeɪð) or

scath

vb (tr)
1. rare to attack with severe criticism
2. archaic or dialect to injure
n
archaic or dialect harm
[Old English sceatha; related to Old Norse skathi, Old Saxon scatho]
ˈscatheless adj

scathe

(skeɪð)

v. scathed, scath•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to attack with severe criticism.
2. to injure, as by scorching.
n.
3. harm; injury.
[before 1000; (n.) Middle English scath(e), scade, schath(e) < Old Norse skathi damage, harm, c. Old English sc(e)atha malefactor, injury; (v.) Middle English scath(e), skath(e) < Old Norse skatha, c. Old English sceathian]

scathe


Past participle: scathed
Gerund: scathing

Imperative
scathe
scathe
Present
I scathe
you scathe
he/she/it scathes
we scathe
you scathe
they scathe
Preterite
I scathed
you scathed
he/she/it scathed
we scathed
you scathed
they scathed
Present Continuous
I am scathing
you are scathing
he/she/it is scathing
we are scathing
you are scathing
they are scathing
Present Perfect
I have scathed
you have scathed
he/she/it has scathed
we have scathed
you have scathed
they have scathed
Past Continuous
I was scathing
you were scathing
he/she/it was scathing
we were scathing
you were scathing
they were scathing
Past Perfect
I had scathed
you had scathed
he/she/it had scathed
we had scathed
you had scathed
they had scathed
Future
I will scathe
you will scathe
he/she/it will scathe
we will scathe
you will scathe
they will scathe
Future Perfect
I will have scathed
you will have scathed
he/she/it will have scathed
we will have scathed
you will have scathed
they will have scathed
Future Continuous
I will be scathing
you will be scathing
he/she/it will be scathing
we will be scathing
you will be scathing
they will be scathing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scathing
you have been scathing
he/she/it has been scathing
we have been scathing
you have been scathing
they have been scathing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scathing
you will have been scathing
he/she/it will have been scathing
we will have been scathing
you will have been scathing
they will have been scathing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scathing
you had been scathing
he/she/it had been scathing
we had been scathing
you had been scathing
they had been scathing
Conditional
I would scathe
you would scathe
he/she/it would scathe
we would scathe
you would scathe
they would scathe
Past Conditional
I would have scathed
you would have scathed
he/she/it would have scathed
we would have scathed
you would have scathed
they would have scathed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scathe - the act of damaging something or someone
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
impairment - damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality
defacement, disfiguration, disfigurement - the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something; "the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion"; "he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape"
wounding, wound - the act of inflicting a wound
burn - damage inflicted by fire
defloration - an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something

scathe

verb
To criticize harshly and devastatingly:
Informal: roast.
Slang: slam.
Idioms: burn someone's ears, crawl all over, pin someone's ears back, put someone on the griddle, put someone on the hot seat, rake over the coals, read the riot act to.
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Not if thou canst scathe him,'' replied the Captain.
This life of mine I guard, as God's high gift, from scathe and wrong, Not greatly care to lose
It is true also that I did lay my hands upon this jack-fool of a brother Ambrose, though, as you can see, I did him little scathe.