Definition of Bare-knuckled

1. Adjective. Characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules. "Undisguised bare-knuckle capitalism"

Exact synonyms: Bare-knuckle, Rough-and-tumble
Similar to: Disorderly

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bare-knuckled

bare-eared squirrel monkey
bare-eared squirrel monkeys
bare-knuckled (current term)
bare area of liver
bare area of stomach
bare bone
bare bones
bare hand
bare infinitive
bare infinitives
bare lymphocyte syndrome
bare minimum
bare noun
bare one's breast
bare one's soul
bare one's teeth

Literary usage of Bare-knuckled

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1. Ethics of Boxing and Manly Sport by John Boyle O'Reilly (1888)
"Longest bare-knuckled battle on record — six hours, fifteen minutes, James Kelly and Jonathan Smith, near Melbourne, Australia, ..."

2. The African Abroad: Or, His Evolution in Western Civilization, Tracing His by William Henry Ferris (1913)
"Thus we see that the peaceful, law-abiding and commercial Hausas enjoy an old-fashioned bare-knuckled slugging match as much as the typical Anglo-Saxon or ..."

3. In Search of a Post-Cold War Security Structure by Gregory D. Foster (1996)
"... the branches of government, it does not follow that what they envisioned was a bare-knuckled adversarialism that produces only zero-sum stalemate. ..."

4. The Games at Athens by Stephen V. Tracy, Jenifer Neils (2003)
"... were bare-knuckled. Heavily scarred and broken-nosed boxers are familiar figures in Greek art. A combination of wrestling, boxing, and kicking, ..."

5. Maggie's Too by Paul E. Furdon (2001)
"Here's a description: "The crowd, all students, surrounded the bare-knuckled fighters, and O'Sullivan stood, with his arms folded, awaiting the carnage. ..."

6. The Glow of Embers: Fragments with a Twist! by Robert Cronin (1996)
"It was a time when management and labor fought bare-knuckled, and in the end neither won. During that time people got hurt, some got killed. ..."

7. Falling from Heights by Chris F. Needham (2007)
"House rules strictly forbid any sort of bare-knuckled fighting though, so Stan (full-blooded Irish, or so he maintains) and I will have to postpone that ..."

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