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pugilistic

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EtymologyEdit

pugilist +‎ -ic, alternatively pugil +‎ -istic.

AdjectiveEdit

pugilistic (comparative more pugilistic, superlative most pugilistic)

  1. in the manner of a pugilist
    • 1898, H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, 1962 ed., Penguin Books, p. 101
      It was no time for pugilistic chivalry, and my brother laid him quiet with a kick, and gripped the collar of the man who pulled at the slender lady's arm.
  2. fighting with the fists

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