pugilistically

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pugilistic +‎ -ally.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pjuːdʒɪˈlɪstɪkli/

Adverb[edit]

pugilistically (comparative more pugilistically, superlative most pugilistically)

  1. In a pugilistic manner; by means of fighting; aggressively. [from 19th c.]
    • 1994, Edward St Aubyn, Bad News, Picador 2006, p. 191:
      Wired Puerto Ricans were pacing about pugilistically on the corner, and black guys with big hats were leaning in doorways.

Related terms[edit]