Definition of thumping in US English:

thumping

adjective

  • 1Pounding or throbbing in a heavy, continuous way.

    ‘the thumping beat of her heart’
    ‘thumping basslines’
    ‘a thumping headache’
  • 2informal Of an impressive size, extent, or amount.

    ‘a thumping 64 percent majority’
    as submodifier ‘a thumping great lie’
    • ‘The heck with dissonance, what's the German for ‘gigantic thumping irony?’’
    • ‘So, after all that, it's a thumping victory for good old Ceefax.’
    • ‘They had contributed in votes to Narendra Modi and were flush with his thumping victory.’
    • ‘In 1997 the Conservative majority was a thumping 11,600.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Congratulations Boris, I'm delighted you retained your seat with a thumping majority.’
    • ‘City fans' quest for glory in the Worthington Fives national five-a-side supporters' competition came to a thumping end in the quarter-finals.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Now I just feel like a thumping huge disappointment to myself.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is a rarity among Washington-insider memoirs - it's a thumping good read.’
    • ‘The overwhelming majority of the population - a thumping 94 per cent - exchange presents.’
    • ‘Pat Stephenson's heroes became the first side to bring the Tetley's Bitter Vase to North Yorkshire with a thumping 36-20 triumph.’
    • ‘And to pretend otherwise is simply a loud, thumping, brazen LIE.’
    • ‘In one area, by the council's own admission, a thumping 70 per cent of homes are eschewing wheelie bins.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The acquisition of LF Brian Giles does more than give the Padres a thumping lineup.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yet the evidence gathers each year like a thumping great storm cloud, complete with warning bolts of lightning.’
    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

/ˈθəmpɪŋ//ˈTHəmpiNG/