Definition of thumping in English:



  • [attributive] Of an impressive size, extent, or amount.

    ‘a thumping 64 per cent majority’
    [as submodifier] ‘a thumping great lie’
    • ‘It is significant that, while the portraits of the Laird's children were of a modest scale, costing only a guinea each, those of Big Alastair and the piper came in at a thumping five pounds.’
    • ‘They had contributed in votes to Narendra Modi and were flush with his thumping victory.’
    • ‘Now I just feel like a thumping huge disappointment to myself.’
    • ‘In 1997 the Conservative majority was a thumping 11,600.’
    • ‘Congratulations Boris, I'm delighted you retained your seat with a thumping majority.’
    • ‘And to pretend otherwise is simply a loud, thumping, brazen LIE.’
    • ‘City fans' quest for glory in the Worthington Fives national five-a-side supporters' competition came to a thumping end in the quarter-finals.’
    • ‘The heck with dissonance, what's the German for ‘gigantic thumping irony?’’
    • ‘In one area, by the council's own admission, a thumping 70 per cent of homes are eschewing wheelie bins.’
    • ‘So, after all that, it's a thumping victory for good old Ceefax.’
    • ‘The overwhelming majority of the population - a thumping 94 per cent - exchange presents.’
    • ‘Yet the evidence gathers each year like a thumping great storm cloud, complete with warning bolts of lightning.’
    • ‘The acquisition of LF Brian Giles does more than give the Padres a thumping lineup.’
    • ‘Well, I'm sure that the British forces are ‘doing a thumping good job’ - I'm less certain that there's any end in sight.’
    • ‘But this year, when precisely the same measure came up for a required second vote, it was defeated by a thumping margin of 157 to 39.’
    • ‘Richmond run machine Ben Griffiths plundered 184 runs to help his side to a thumping 117 run victory over Barnes on Saturday in Middlesex League Division One.’
    • ‘It is a rarity among Washington-insider memoirs - it's a thumping good read.’
    • ‘Data released last Friday on American non-farm payroll employment showed a thumping rise of 211,000 in March against expectations of a rise to 190,000.’
    • ‘Pat Stephenson's heroes became the first side to bring the Tetley's Bitter Vase to North Yorkshire with a thumping 36-20 triumph.’
    • ‘Kate Winslet, the emphatically English rose of British cinema, is a trouper, a ruddy good sport, a thumping great head prefect of common sense and hockey-sticks jollity.’
    extremely, very, really, thoroughly, exceedingly, immensely, incredibly, amazingly, remarkably, exceptionally, uncommonly, extraordinarily, perfectly, truly, simply, positive, positively, downright
    terrifically, tremendously, seriously, majorly, dreadfully, terribly, awfully, fearfully, screamingly, thundering, right, ultra, mega, mucho, stonking, socking, oh-so, madly
    damn, damned, blasted, flaming, confoundedly, jolly, hellish, bloody, blooming, dead, well, dirty
    real, mighty, awful, powerful, way, bitching
    devilish, frightfully, dashed
    fucking, frigging
    exceeding, thrice
    enormous, huge, massive, vast, very great, tremendous, substantial, goodly, prodigious, gigantic, giant, terrific, fantastic, colossal, immense, mammoth, monumental, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous, monstrous
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