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English adjective: whipping

1. whipping smart and fashionable


SamplesSnappy conversation.
Some sharp and whipping lines.


Synonymssnappy


Similarspirited


Antonymsspiritless


English noun: whipping

1. whipping (act) beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment


Synonymsflagellation, flogging, lashing, tanning


Broader (hypernym)beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking


Narrower (hyponym)horsewhipping, self-flagellation

2. whipping (event) a sound defeat


Synonymsdebacle, drubbing, slaughter, thrashing, trouncing, walloping


Broader (hypernym)defeat, licking

3. whipping (artifact) a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally


Synonymswhipstitch, whipstitching


Broader (hypernym)embroidery stitch, sewing stitch


Narrower (hyponym)overcast, overcasting

4. whipping (act) the act of overcoming or outdoing


Synonymsbeating


Broader (hypernym)combat, fight, fighting, scrap









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