Definition of Flogging

1. Noun. Beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment.

Exact synonyms: Flagellation, Lashing, Tanning, Whipping
Generic synonyms: Beating, Drubbing, Lacing, Licking, Thrashing, Trouncing, Whacking
Specialized synonyms: Self-flagellation, Horsewhipping
Derivative terms: Flagellate, Flog, Flog, Whip



Definition of Flogging

1. a. & n. from Flog, v. t.

Definition of Flogging

1. Noun. Infliction of punishment by dealing blows or whipping. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of flog) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flogging

1. a whipping [n -S] - See also: whipping

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flogging

flockmel
flocks
flocky
flocs
floe
floes
flog
flog a dead horse
floged
floggable
flogged
flogger
floggers
flogging (current term)
floggings
floging
flogs
flogworthy
flokati
flokatis
flone
flong
flongs
flood-gate
flood-gates
flood control
flood fever

Literary usage of Flogging

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1. The United States Democratic Review by Conrad Swackhamer (1849)
"It is the same with the laws which sanction flogging and arbitrary punishments ... The origin of flogging sailors, for aught we know to the contrary, VOL. ..."

2. The History of Twenty-five Years by Sir Spencer Walpole (1908)
"Mr. Parnell and his allies still insisted on the unconditional abolition of flogging. Colonel Stanley, on the other hand, refused to make any further ..."

3. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by Marion Mills Miller, United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"DURING President Fillmore's Administration the ancient practice of flogging was abolished in the American navy. On January 7, 1852, a memorial was presented ..."

4. Speeches by Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1853)
"flogging IN THE ARMY. APRIL 15, 1842. WERE he disposed to do so, he, of all his late Colleagues in office, could vote with the most perfect consistency in ..."

5. Great Debates in American Hist: From the Debates in the British Parliament by United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament, Marion Mills Miller (1913)
"DUKING President Fillmore's Administration the ancient practice of flogging was abolished in the American navy. On January 7, 1852, a memorial was presented ..."

6. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1824)
"Has marks of flogging on his back. , ' "Polly, a young Creole negro woman, marked apparently on shoulders, but so much blotched, that it cannot be made ..."

7. The Bahama Islands by George Burbank Shattuck, Geographical Society of Baltimore (1905)
"flogging OF FEMALE SLAVES. This meeting of the legislature had closed in the spring of 1831. Another session was found necessary in order to enact some ..."

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