English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'cudgel'

(noun) 
Definition
a short thick stick used as a weapon
He has slept with a cudgel by his bed since being burgled.
Synonyms
club
Men armed with knives and clubs attacked his home.
, ,
baton
I could see a baton being used vigorously.
,
bludgeon
They beat the poisonous creature with a bludgeon.
,
truncheon (British)
He swung his truncheon at him, knocking him to the ground.
,
cosh (British)
,
shillelagh
,
bastinado
,
mere (New Zealand)
,
patu (New Zealand)
(verb) 
He was beaten, cudgelled, and subjected to various dangers.
Synonyms
beat
He lost the boxing match and was badly beaten by his opponent.
,
batter
He battered his opponent around the head.
,
thrash
He was thrashed with a cane until his skin turned red.
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thump
He thumped me, nearly knocking me over.
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bang
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
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cane
,
pound
He pounded the table with his fist.
,
bludgeon
He got into a fight and was badly bludgeoned.
,
pummel
He trapped Conn in a corner and pummelled him ferociously.
,
baste
,
cosh (British)
,
thwack
He just thwacked me on the back of the head with a ruler.
, ,
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bang
Definition
to hit or knock, esp. with a loud noise
We could bang on the desks and shout until they let us out.
Synonyms
hit,
belt (informal),
rap,
bash (informal),
clatter,
tonk (informal),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)
in the sense of baton
Definition
a short stick or something shaped like one
I could see a baton being used vigorously.
Synonyms
rod,
cane,
truncheon (British),
sceptre,
mere (New Zealand),
patu (New Zealand)
in the sense of batter
Definition
to hit repeatedly
He battered his opponent around the head.
Synonyms
hit,
belt (informal),
deck (slang),
bash (informal),
lick (informal),
clobber (slang),
smite,
wallop (informal),
tonk (informal),
lambast(e),
dash against,
beat the living daylights out of,
lay one on (slang),
beat or knock seven bells out of (informal)

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Thesaurus for cudgel from the Collins English Thesaurus
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