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noun as in boxer

Strong matches

Weak match

noun as in fighter

Strongest match

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The Philippines has a legacy of great pugilists who somehow never made it to the top podium.

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Singer, a formidable Hollywood legal pugilist, said ultimately that “we [he and Travolta] will prevail in this action.”

When he arrives, the ex-pugilist is in decidedly better spirits.

Lady Victoria, accompanied by a man who was unmistakably a pugilist, had entered by a side door.

He would retail his exciting experiences as a pugilist and a drunkard with much gusto.

The veins stood out on the doctor's forehead as he worked with her—muscular, like a pugilist.

The activity and strength of the Frenchman were so great that a skilful pugilist would have found difficulty in handling him.

As a pugilist might eye a recovering opponent supposed to be stunned, so Mrs. Trapp eyed Mr. Trapp.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pugilist, such as: contender, fighter, and prize fighter.

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