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shellacking

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shellacking

  1. failure to win a contest suffered a shellacking at the hands of a vastly superior opposition Synonyms beating, drubbing, licking, loss, lump, overthrow, plastering, rout, defeat, 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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