Scath
Scath Scath (sk[a^]th; 277), n. [Icel. ska[eth]i; akin to Dan. skade, Sw. skada, AS. scea[eth]a, sca[eth]a, foe, injurer, OS. ska[eth]o, D. schade, harm, injury, OHG. scade, G. schade, schaden; cf. Gr. 'askhqh`s unharmed. Cf. {Scathe}, v.] Harm; damage; injury; hurt; waste; misfortune. [Written also {scathe}.] [1913 Webster]

But she was somedeal deaf, and that was skathe. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Great mercy, sure, for to enlarge a thrall, Whose freedom shall thee turn to greatest scath. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Wherein Rome hath done you any scath, Let him make treble satisfaction. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • scath — scath; scath·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • Scath — Scathe Scathe (sk[=a][th]; 277), Scath Scath (sk[a^]th; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scathed} (sk[=a][th]d or sk[a^]tht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scathing} (sk[=a][th] [i^]ng or sk[a^]th ).] [Icel. ska[eth]a; akin to AS. scea[eth]an, sce[eth][eth]an, Dan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scath — I. noun see scathe I II. transitive verb see scathe II * * * scath «skath», transitive verb, noun. Dialect. scathe …   Useful english dictionary

  • scath — v. a.; (also scathe) Injure, harm, blast, destroy, damage, waste …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • scath´ing|ly — scath|ing «SKAY thihng», adjective. bitterly severe; withering: »a scathing remark, scathing criticism. SYNONYM(S): stinging. –scath´ing|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • scath|ing — «SKAY thihng», adjective. bitterly severe; withering: »a scathing remark, scathing criticism. SYNONYM(S): stinging. –scath´ing|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • scath·ing — …   Useful english dictionary

  • scathe — Scath Scath (sk[a^]th; 277), n. [Icel. ska[eth]i; akin to Dan. skade, Sw. skada, AS. scea[eth]a, sca[eth]a, foe, injurer, OS. ska[eth]o, D. schade, harm, injury, OHG. scade, G. schade, schaden; cf. Gr. askhqh s unharmed. Cf. {Scathe}, v.] Harm;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scathing — scath|ing [ skeıðıŋ ] adjective criticizing someone or something in a very strong way: The committee s report is quite scathing. scathing attack/comment/remark: He launched another scathing attack against the press. ╾ scath|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scathing — scath•ing [[t]ˈskeɪ ðɪŋ[/t]] adj. bitterly severe: a scathing remark[/ex] • Etymology: 1785–95 scath′ing•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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