Definition of pugilism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpjuːdʒɪlɪz(ə)m/


[mass noun] dated or humorous
The profession or hobby of boxing: I do not go to displays of pugilism
More example sentences
  • He once played a competitive basketball match the day of a fight, and in conversations with reporters he much prefers to discuss his collection of fighting chickens than anything remotely concerned with pugilism of the human variety.
  • The pair will undergo intensive training for a month in secret gyms in the South East under the wings of some of British boxing's finest trainers - before coming together for three rounds of power-packed pugilism.
  • It was clear the spirit of pugilism had left New Orleans.
boxing, prizefighting, bare-knuckle boxing/fighting, fisticuffs, sparring;
archaic the noble art/science (of self-defence)

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