: impressively large, great, or excellent <a thumping majority>
— thump·ing·ly adverb
Origin of THUMPING
present participle of 1thump
First Known Use: 1576
Examples of THUMPING
- That was a thumping great story she told.
- We had a thumping good time.
First Known Use of THUMPING
Related to THUMPING
- achingly, almighty, archly, awful, awfully, badly, beastly, blisteringly, bone, colossally, corking, cracking, damn, damned, dang, deadly, desperately, eminently, enormously, especially, ever, exceedingly (also exceeding), extra, extremely, fabulously, fantastically, far, fiercely, filthy, frightfully, full, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, immensely, incredibly, intensely, jolly, majorly, mightily, mighty, monstrous [chiefly dialect], mortally, most, much, particularly, passing, rattling, real, really, right, roaring, roaringly, seriously, severely, so, sore, sorely, spanking, specially, stinking, such, super, supremely, surpassingly, terribly, that, very, too, unco, uncommonly, vastly, vitally, way, whacking, wicked, wildly
- little, negligibly, nominally, slightly, somewhat
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