Definition of Trouncing

1. Noun. A sound defeat.

Exact synonyms: Debacle, Drubbing, Slaughter, Thrashing, Walloping, Whipping
Generic synonyms: Defeat, Licking
Derivative terms: Drub, Thrash, Trounce, Wallop, Whip



2. Noun. The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows.
Exact synonyms: Beating, Drubbing, Lacing, Licking, Thrashing, Whacking
Generic synonyms: Corporal Punishment
Specialized synonyms: Flagellation, Flogging, Lashing, Tanning, Whipping, Flagellation
Derivative terms: Beat, Thrash, Trounce, Whack

Definition of Trouncing

1. Verb. (present participle of trounce) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trouncing

1. trounce [v] - See also: trounce

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trouncing

troughed
troughing
troughlike
troughs
troul
troule
trouled
troules
trouling
trouls
trounce
trounced
trouncer
trouncers
trounces
trouncing (current term)
troupe
trouped
trouper
troupers
troupes
troupial
troupials
trouping
trous-de-loup
trouse
trouser
trouser clip
trouser cough
trouser cuff

Literary usage of Trouncing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Journal of Education by Barnard (1882)
"trouncing* was common in the * " trouncing was performed by stripping the boy, mounting him on another's back, and whipping him with birch rods, ..."

2. A Musical Motley by Ernest Newman (1919)
""DEAR SIR,— I feel I must write and thank you, in the name of true art, for the sound and well-deserved trouncing you gave to the presumptuous young person ..."

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