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See definition of pugilism on Dictionary.com
  • as inboxing
  • as inprize fight

synonyms for pugilism

  • battle
  • mill
  • prelim
  • prizefighting
  • slugfest
  • sparring
  • glove game
  • the ring
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How to use pugilism in a sentence

A baronet scientifically skilled in pugilism, enjoyed no pleasure so much as giving gratuitous instructions in his favorite art.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
But what a bold and vigorous aspect pugilism wore at that time!
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
Prolonged warfare had developed in his nature a trace of pugilism hitherto unsuspected by his nearest friend.
THE GENTLE ART OF COOKING WIVESELIZABETH STRONG WORTHINGTON
This is a story of amateur pugilism and chivalrous adventure, written by an author whose books on sport are well known.
BATTLES OF ENGLISH HISTORYH. B. (HEREFORD BROOKE) GEORGE
There his pugilism ended; they afterwards shook hands, and continued good friends.
LIVES OF THE ENGINEERSSAMUEL SMILES
Pugilism, pū′jil-izm, n. the art of boxing or fighting with the fists, esp.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
Professional pugilism still lingers, but barely lingers, in the most enlightened nations.
ELEMENTARY THEOSOPHYL. W. ROGERS
Bell's was a sporting paper, with many columns devoted to pugilism, and a woodcut exhibiting two boxers ready for an encounter.
OLD AND NEW LONDONWALTER THORNBURY
Ten more minutes of scientific pugilism, and the fate of the battle was decided.
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF MR. VERDANT GREEN, AN OXFORD UNDER-GRADUATECUTHBERT BEDE
There is something dreadfully brutalising in the shouts of incitement and triumph which generally accompany a feat of pugilism.
THE UNCOLLECTED WRITINGS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY--VOL. 1THOMAS DE QUINCEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PUGILISM

  • battle
  • glove game
  • mill
  • prelim
  • prizefighting
  • pugilism
  • slugfest
  • sparring
  • the ring
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.