Synonyms for licking

Synonyms for (noun) licking

Synonyms: trouncing, thrashing, whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, lacing

Definition: the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

Similar words: corporal punishment

Definition: the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime


Synonyms: licking, defeat

Definition: an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

Usage: it was a narrow defeat; the army's only defeat; they suffered a convincing licking

Similar words: ending, finish, conclusion

Definition: event whose occurrence ends something

Usage: his death marked the ending of an era; when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show


Similar words: failure

Definition: an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose

Usage: the surprise party was a complete failure