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English noun: pugilism

1. pugilism (act) fighting with the fists


Synonymsboxing, fisticuffs


Broader (hypernym)contact sport


Narrower (hyponym)fight, in-fighting, professional boxing, rope-a-dope, spar, sparring


Domain category membersbelow the belt, biff, boxing equipment, boxing glove, boxing ring, clinch, clout, count out, cut, decision, glove, gumshield, hook, lick, mouthpiece, poke, prize ring, punch, remain down, sidestep, slug, take the count









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