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  • nounboxer
  • nounfighter

synonyms for pugilist

  • contender
  • fighter
  • prize fighter
  • prizefighter
  • boxer
  • bruiser
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How to use pugilist in a sentence

The Philippines has a legacy of great pugilists who somehow never made it to the top podium.
THE PHILIPPINES’ FIRST FEMALE OLYMPIC BOXER MAKES HER DEBUT IN TOKYOANNE QUITOJULY 23, 2021QUARTZ
Lady Victoria, accompanied by a man who was unmistakably a pugilist, had entered by a side door.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He would retail his exciting experiences as a pugilist and a drunkard with much gusto.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The veins stood out on the doctor's forehead as he worked with her—muscular, like a pugilist.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
The activity and strength of the Frenchman were so great that a skilful pugilist would have found difficulty in handling him.
THE LIFE OF KIT CARSONEDWARD S. ELLIS
As a pugilist might eye a recovering opponent supposed to be stunned, so Mrs. Trapp eyed Mr. Trapp.
THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY REVELSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
George stripped, and “went in” like a practised pugilist—though it was his first and last fight.
LIVES OF THE ENGINEERSSAMUEL SMILES
The large jaw always goes with a combative nature, whether it is found on a man or a woman, a child, a pugilist or a minister.
HOW TO ANALYZE PEOPLE ON SIGHTELSIE LINCOLN BENEDICT AND RALPH PAINE BENEDICT
Toppy shook his head, like a pugilist clearing his wits after a knockdown.
THE SNOW-BURNERHENRY OYEN
He had been a very well-known pugilist in the light-weight class and, his health failing, he had sought the wilderness.
TENTING TO-NIGHTMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PUGILIST

  • fighter
  • prizefighter
  • pugilist
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.