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English noun: trouncing

1. trouncing (event) a sound defeat


Synonymsdebacle, drubbing, slaughter, thrashing, walloping, whipping


Broader (hypernym)defeat, licking

2. trouncing (act) the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows


Synonymsbeating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, whacking


Broader (hypernym)corporal punishment


Narrower (hyponym)flagellation, flagellation, flogging, lashing, tanning, whipping









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