Synonyms of 'flagellation'
whippingDictionary, beating, lashing
the extreme religious penance of flagellation
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If someone is given a beating, they are hit hard many times, especially with something such as a stick.
the savage beating of a suspect by police officers
He urged the restoration of flogging and hanging.
Thesaurus for flagellation from the Collins English Thesaurus
Flagellation is the act of beating yourself or someone else, usually as a religious punishment .