Trounce vs Lambaste - What's the difference?

trounce | lambaste |


As verbs the difference between trounce and lambaste

is that trounce is to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily while lambaste is to scold, reprimand or criticize harshly.

trounce

English

Verb

(trounc)
  • to win against (someone) by a wide margin; to beat thoroughly, to defeat heavily
  • The Mexican team trounced the Americans by 10 goals to 1.
  • to punish
  • to beat severely; thrash
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    * counter * recount English terms derived from French

    lambaste

    English

    Alternative forms

    * lambast (UK)

    Verb

    (lambast)
  • To scold, reprimand or criticize harshly.
  • The sergeant lambasted the new recruits daily.
    Her first novel was well and truly lambasted by the critics.
  • * 2013 , Paul Harris, Lance Armstrong faces multi-million dollar legal challenges after confession'' (in ''The Guardian , 19 January 2013)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/jan/19/lance-armstrong-legal-challenges-confession]
  • Indeed, part of the problem was that Armstrong was rowing back on so much previous behaviour and years of aggressive lambasting of reporters, officials and team-mates who had claimed he was doping. "I don't forgive Lance Armstrong, who lied to me in two interviews. And I suspect most of America won't, either," Kurtz wrote.
  • (dated) To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
  • Synonyms

    * (to give a thrashing to) beat, hit, thrash * (to scold or verbally reprimand) berate, scold, tell off

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