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Trouncing   /trˈaʊnsɪŋ/   Listen

A sound defeat.  Synonyms: debacle, drubbing, slaughter, thrashing, walloping, whipping.
The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows.  Synonyms: beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, whacking.

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"Trouncing" Quotes from Famous Books

... three-quarters of an hour of this sort of thing I longed for ten minutes of Mr. BALFOUR at his best. But he was not present, and Mr. LONG was so much occupied in defending the Government against the charge of having broken faith with the married men that Mr. PRINGLE never got the trouncing he deserved. ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 29, 1916 • Various

... it away to Neptune—and the blue hand of his nation's protecting God observed to seize it!—Dead failure with the public, of course! However, he seems to seem wise with you. The poor old fellow gets his trouncing from the critics monthly. See Colney to-morrow, my love. Now go to sleep. We have got over the worst. I speak at my Meeting to-morrow and am a champagne-bottle of notes and points ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... help deceive Miss Dorothy! How my fingers tingled to box his ears! I longed to stamp my foot and cry out: 'You handsome villain—engaged to marry one young girl and making love to another! Oh! for shame! for shame!' It's a pity that Miss Dorothy hasn't a good big brother to give him the trouncing he so richly deserves. The Lord knows it's an unhappy life Miss Dorothy will lead with him, and it would be a blessing in disguise if something should happen to prevent the marriage from taking place. As for that sly, black minx, Iris Vincent, she must have a soul as hard ...
— Pretty Madcap Dorothy - How She Won a Lover • Laura Jean Libbey

... chuckled fatly. "I have been bullied so many times by grey-faced drabs that I would take my trouncing patiently from such a pair of lips. It was meat and drink to look ...
— If I Were King • Justin Huntly McCarthy

Words linked to "Trouncing" :   lashing, flagellation, corporal punishment, defeat, trounce, flogging, tanning

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