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Definition 1: the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for whacking in the sense of this definition

(whacking is a kind of ...) the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime

(... is a kind of whacking ) beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

(... is a kind of whacking ) beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation

Definition 2: extremely - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where whacking or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a whacking good story

Definition 3: (British informal) enormous - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where whacking or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a whacking phone bill
  • a whacking lie

(whacking is similar to ...) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "a big (or large) barn" "a large family" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"

(whacking belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

(whacking is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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