Definition of thumping in English:

thumping

adjective

British
informal
  • attributive Of an impressive size, extent, or amount.

    ‘a thumping 64 per cent majority’
    as submodifier ‘a thumping great lie’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In one area, by the council's own admission, a thumping 70 per cent of homes are eschewing wheelie bins.’
    • ‘City fans' quest for glory in the Worthington Fives national five-a-side supporters' competition came to a thumping end in the quarter-finals.’
    • ‘Congratulations Boris, I'm delighted you retained your seat with a thumping majority.’
    • ‘So, after all that, it's a thumping victory for good old Ceefax.’
    • ‘Pat Stephenson's heroes became the first side to bring the Tetley's Bitter Vase to North Yorkshire with a thumping 36-20 triumph.’
    • ‘It is a rarity among Washington-insider memoirs - it's a thumping good read.’
    • ‘In 1997 the Conservative majority was a thumping 11,600.’
    • ‘Now I just feel like a thumping huge disappointment to myself.’
    • ‘The acquisition of LF Brian Giles does more than give the Padres a thumping lineup.’
    • ‘Yet the evidence gathers each year like a thumping great storm cloud, complete with warning bolts of lightning.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The overwhelming majority of the population - a thumping 94 per cent - exchange presents.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They had contributed in votes to Narendra Modi and were flush with his thumping victory.’
    • ‘And to pretend otherwise is simply a loud, thumping, brazen LIE.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The heck with dissonance, what's the German for ‘gigantic thumping irony?’’
    enormous, huge, massive, vast, very great, tremendous, substantial, goodly, prodigious, gigantic, giant, terrific, fantastic, colossal, immense, mammoth, monumental, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous, monstrous
    extremely, very, really, thoroughly, exceedingly, immensely, incredibly, amazingly, remarkably, exceptionally, uncommonly, extraordinarily, perfectly, truly, simply, positive, positively, downright
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Pronunciation

thumping

/ˈθʌmpɪŋ/