pelting

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

pelting

  1. present participle of pelt

Adjective[edit]

pelting (comparative more pelting, superlative most pelting)

  1. (obsolete) mean; paltry
    • c. 1608/9, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, act 4 scene 5
      I pray you, let us see you in the field;
      We have had pelting wars since you refused
      The Grecians' cause.

Noun[edit]

pelting (plural peltings)

  1. The act by which somebody or something is pelted.
    • 1830, Baptist Missionary Magazine (volume 10, page 88)
      [] the rain began to pour down in torrents, and we exposed our persons to the peltings of the shower rather than have our few books and remaining dry clothes injured.