pugilism


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pu·gi·lism

 (pyo͞o′jə-lĭz′əm)
n.
The skill, practice, and sport of fighting with the fists; boxing.

[From Latin pugil, pugilist; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

pu′gi·list n.
pu′gi·lis′tic adj.

pugilism

(ˈpjuːdʒɪˌlɪzəm)
n
(Boxing) the art, practice, or profession of fighting with the fists; boxing
[C18: from Latin pugil a boxer; related to pugnus fist, pugna a fight]
ˈpugilist n
ˌpugiˈlistic adj
ˌpugiˈlistically adv

pu•gi•lism

(ˈpyu dʒəˌlɪz əm)

n.
the art or practice of fighting with the fists; boxing.
[1785–95; < Latin pugil boxer (akin to pugnus fist, pugnāre to fight) + -ism]

pugilism

the art or practice of fighting with fists; boxing. — pugilistic, adj.
See also: Boxing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pugilism - fighting with the fistspugilism - fighting with the fists    
clinch - (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
biff, punch, lick, clout, poke, slug - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
sidestep - a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
contact sport - a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
professional boxing - boxing for money
in-fighting - boxing at close quarters
fight - a boxing or wrestling match; "the fight was on television last night"
rope-a-dope - a boxing tactic: pretending to be trapped against the ropes while your opponent wears himself out throwing punches
sparring, spar - making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
boxing equipment - equipment used in boxing
boxing glove, glove - boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters; worn for the sport of boxing
boxing ring, prize ring - a square ring where boxers fight
gumshield, mouthpiece - (especially boxing) equipment that protects an athlete's mouth
decision - (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred; "had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"
count out - declare the loser
remain down, take the count - be counted out; remain down while the referee counts to ten
hook - hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly"
cut - move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
Translations

pugilism

[ˈpjuːdʒɪlɪzəm] Npugilato m, pugilismo m

pugilism

n (form)Faustkampf m

pugilism

[ˈpjuːdʒɪˌlɪzm] n (frm) → pugilato, boxe f
References in classic literature ?
Put down pugilism - if I have to wear it night and day," said the Moral Sentiment of the Community, sternly.
That's right," said the Pugilist, "that is right, my good friend; if pugilism had been put down yesterday, I wouldn't have this kind of Nose to-day.
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However, Ferdinand is ignoring the naysayers and maintains that he is deadly serious about his foray into pugilism.
The study begins with a transatlantic look at the history of pugilism in Italy, loosely rooted in Roman antiquity, its decline during the Medieval and Renaissance periods and its shift to Northern Italy sometime after the unification of Italy in the late 1880s.
Away from pugilism, the hall hosted Winston Churchill who made a speech there in October 1951, just before he became Prime Minister for a second time.
Throughout the campaign, he has vacillated wildly between poise and pugilism, sometimes in the same day.
These were stirring events, in addition there were such diverse draws as Levene the Mesmerist with a most entertaining exhibition, and Jem Mace, the champion of England in pugilism.
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