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Synonyms and Antonyms of beating

  1. 1 a rhythmic expanding and contracting <he wears a pacemaker to help maintain a regular beating of his heart> Synonyms beat, pulsation, palpitation, pulse, throbRelated Words fluctuation, oscillation, vibration; quiver, tremble, tremor

  2. 2 failure to win a contest <took a beating and ended up in second place> Synonyms defeat, drubbing, licking, loss, lump, overthrow, plastering, rout, shellacking, trimming, trouncing, whippingRelated Words collapse, debacle (also débâcle), failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, nonsuccess, setback, upset; lurch, shutout, washout, whitewashNear Antonyms accomplishment, achievement; blowout, cakewalk, landslide, romp, runaway, sweep, walkaway, walkoverAntonyms success, triumph, victory, win

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