Thesaurus

whipping

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of whipping

(Entry 1 of 2)

failure to win a contest
  • suffered a whipping that took them out of competition

Synonyms for whipping

Words Related to whipping

Near Antonyms for whipping

Antonyms for whipping

whipping

verb
present participle of whip

Synonyms of whipping (Entry 2 of 2)

3 to change the course or direction of (something)
  • any more complaints and I'm whipping this car around and heading back home

Synonyms for whipping

Words Related to whipping

4 to move or cause to move with a striking motion
  • her hair whipped in the wind

Synonyms for whipping

Words Related to whipping

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About whipping

Time Traveler for whipping

Time Traveler

The first known use of whipping was in 1540

See more words from the same year

Thesaurus Entries Near whipping

whippersnappers

whipping

whipping boy

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Whipping.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whipping. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on whipping

Nglish: Translation of whipping for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of whipping for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about whipping

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!