Synonyms of whipping


1. whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation, beating, thrashing, licking, drubbing, lacing, trouncing, whacking

usage: beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

2. thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping, defeat, licking

usage: a sound defeat

3. whipstitch, whipping, whipstitching, sewing stitch, embroidery stitch

usage: a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally

4. beating, whipping, fight, fighting, combat, scrap

usage: the act of overcoming or outdoing


1. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce, beat, beat up, work over

usage: beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

2. worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

usage: defeat thoroughly; "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

3. whip, convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate

usage: thrash about flexibly in the manner of a whiplash; "The tall grass whipped in the wind"

4. whip, lash, strike

usage: strike as if by whipping; "The curtain whipped her face"

5. whisk, whip, beat, scramble

usage: whip with or as if with a wire whisk; "whisk the eggs"

6. blister, scald, whip, attack, round, assail, lash out, snipe, assault

usage: subject to harsh criticism; "The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday"; "the professor scaled the students"; "your invectives scorched the community"


1. snappy, whipping, spirited (vs. spiritless)

usage: smart and fashionable; "snappy conversation"; "some sharp and whipping lines"

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Definition and meaning of whipping (Dictionary)