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Ed Miliband is obviously a mild guy. I don't expect him to pretend to be a pugilist.
Robert Webb

Meaning of "pugilist" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PUGILIST

pugilist  [ˈpjuːdʒɪlɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PUGILIST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pugilist is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PUGILIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pugilist

Boxing

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance, and will, by throwing punches with gloved hands against each other. Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth sport and is a common fixture in most of the major international games—it also has its own World Championships. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges' scorecards at the end of the contest. The origin of boxing may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game in BCE 688. Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century, again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PUGILIST


canophilist
kəˈnɒfɪlɪst
cartophilist
kɑːˈtɒfɪlɪst
dactylist
ˈdæktɪlɪst
evangelist
ɪˈvændʒɪlɪst
facsimilist
fækˈsɪmɪlɪst
Familist
ˈfæmɪlɪst
hairstylist
ˈheəstaɪlɪst
homilist
ˈhɒmɪlɪst
idyllist
ˈɪdɪlɪst
mercantilist
ˈmɜːkəntɪlɪst
Negrophilist
ˈnɪɡrəʊˌfaɪlɪst
ophiophilist
ˌɒfɪˈɒfɪlɪst
probabilist
ˈprɒbəbɪlɪst
profilist
ˈprəʊfɪlɪst
scripophilist
skrɪpˈɒfɪlɪst
sensationalist
senˈseɪʃənɪlɪst
stylist
ˈstaɪlɪst
tactilist
ˈtæktɪlɪst
timbrophilist
tɪmˈbrɒfɪlɪst
vaudevillist
ˈvəʊdəvɪlɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PUGILIST

puggiest
pugginess
pugging
puggish
puggle
puggree
puggy
pugh
pugil
pugilism
pugilistic
pugilistical
pugilistically
Pugin
Puglia
pugmark
pugnacious
pugnaciously
pugnaciousness
pugnacity

WORDS THAT END LIKE PUGILIST

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arctophilist
automobilist
bibliophilist
civilist
cynophilist
fallibilist
impossibilist
infallibilist
miserabilist
nihilist
notaphilist
oenophilist
perfectibilist
possibilist
pteridophilist
snowmobilist
stegophilist
troilist
zoophilist

Synonyms and antonyms of pugilist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PUGILIST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pugilist» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pugilist

Translation of «pugilist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PUGILIST

Find out the translation of pugilist to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pugilist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pugilist» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拳师
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pugilista
570 millions of speakers

English

pugilist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बाक्सर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الملاكم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

боксер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pugilista
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মুষ্টিযোদ্ধা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pugiliste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pugilist
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Faustkämpfer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ボクサー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

권투 선수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pugilist
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vo si
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குத்துச் சண்டைக்காரர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुष्टियुद्ध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

boksör
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pugile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pięściarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

боксер
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pugilist
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πυγμάχος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vechtjas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pugilist
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Pugilist
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pugilist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PUGILIST»

The term «pugilist» is regularly used and occupies the 98.749 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PUGILIST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pugilist

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QUOTES WITH «PUGILIST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pugilist.
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Robert Webb
Ed Miliband is obviously a mild guy. I don't expect him to pretend to be a pugilist.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PUGILIST»

Discover the use of pugilist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pugilist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Pugilist at Rest: Stories
With these eleven stories, Thom Jones takes his place among the ranks of this country's most important authors.
Thom Jones, 1994
2
The Pugilist's Wife
The Pugilist's Wife tells the story of Magdalene Tucker, a jilted woman who takes in a drifter during one of Sun, Louisiana's worst recorded droughts.
David Armand, 2011
3
Dragon Slayers
Lest you think, however, that this is a manual for anyone casually contemplating a match with a dragon, read on. Pugilist makes it clear that this is no small task, and he pulls no punches.
Sir Wyvern Pugilist, 2011
4
Riot Group in Pugilist specialist
San Francisco-based The Riot Group won every major award at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival with this timely premiere dissecting the American military's hunt for evil in foreign lands.
Adriano Shaplin, Riot Group (Theater group : San Francisco, Calif.), 2004
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PICADOR SHOTS - 'Death of the Pugilist, or The Famous Battle ...
Death of the Pugilist, or The Famous Battle of Jacob Burke & Blindman McGraw Rising from a childhood of rough dockside brawls, a young bare-knuckle fighter faces off against a legendary behemoth.
Daniel Mason, 2011
6
A Professional Pugilist
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Harry A. James, 2010
7
Death of the Pugilist Or, The Famous Battle of Jacob Burke ...
Death of the Pugilist, or The Famous Battle of Jacob Burke & Blindman McGraw Rising from a childhood of rough dockside brawls, a young bare-knuckle fighter faces off against a legendary behemoth.
Daniel Mason, 2008
8
Emily Dickinson: Woman Poet
Audacity of Bliss, said Jacob to the Angel "I will not let thee go except I bless thee " — Pugilist and Poet, Jacob was correct — (Dickinson toT. W. Higginson, 1886) No poetry by Dickinson evinces more clearly her need to test alternative points of  ...
Paula Bennett, 1990
9
Pugilist to Poet
In this beautiful poetry book of one hundred poems, you will find a selection of Tom Caine's best-loved verse.
Tom Caine, 2006
10
The Postmodern Short Story: Forms and Issues
Forms and Issues Farhat Iftekharuddin. narrators in "The Pugilist at Rest," "Break on Through," and "Black Lights," the first three stories in The Pugilist at Rest. Sexual prowess is another dimension of maleness, found in stories like " Mosquitoes" ...
Farhat Iftekharuddin, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PUGILIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pugilist is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Decathlete and the Pugilist
Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship That Shaped the Sixties, by Kevin M. Schultz (Norton, 400 pp., $28.95). Imagine, if you can, Ted Kennedy tipping his ... «National Review Online, Jul 15»
2
Review: A pugilist parable of transformation in 'Southpaw'
But Fuqua, an avid boxer himself, has pushed the pugilist parable even further. "Southpaw" is downright Old Testament. As a tale of transformation, "Southpaw" ... «Redding Record Searchlight, Jul 15»
3
Boxing drama Southpaw isn't worth the gym time Jake Gyllenhaal …
As Billy Hope, a pugilist going several rounds with his personal demons, the actor sports a military buzz cut, a chin caked in dark stubble, and mounds upon ... «A.V. Club Milwaukee, Jul 15»
4
The People's Pugilist: Meet Krishna, the boxing champ who cleans …
He is an ace pugilist who has earned laurels at several state and national-level competitions. Now, at the age of 43, Krishna is an earnest boxing coach who ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
Pre-teen pugilist from Ogden punches his way to gold at Junior …
OGDEN, Utah – Eleven-year-old mini-boxer Preston Tiffany of Ogden stepped off an airplane with his gold medal in hand Sunday after winning the boxing ... «fox13now.com, Jun 15»
6
Grattan on Friday: Pugilist Abbott spins for fights
Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has ... «The Conversation AU, Jun 15»
7
Video Premiere: Voyeurs – “Pete The Pugilist
While these London lads, the Voyeurs (formerly Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs), sound like affable, synth-pop tunesmiths, they sure have made the poor girl in ... «CMJ, May 15»
8
The preaching pugilist: Former pro heavyweight boxer recently …
Even as a professional boxer, Adam Sutton says he felt God's hand at work and the need to reach out to others. He hasn't boxed professionally in more than a ... «Chattanooga Times Free Press, Apr 15»
9
Japan's 'Compassionate Pugilist' Gives Training and Hope to Poor …
A Japanese filmmaker known as the 'compassionate pugilist' has been providing training and assistance to poor underdog boxers from the Philippines in the ... «Global Voices Online, Apr 15»
10
Jay Ambrose: Political pugilist Reid hit wrong things
Progressives like to blame House Republicans for Washington stalemate, but they lag behind Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader. Thanks not ... «The Desert Sun, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pugilist [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pugilist>. Jun 2021 ».
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