pelting

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

pelting

  1. present participle of pelt

NounEdit

pelting (plural peltings)

  1. The act by which somebody or something is pelted.
    • 1830, Baptist Missionary Magazine (volume 10, page 88)
      [] the rain began to pour down in torrents, and we exposed our persons to the peltings of the shower rather than have our few books and remaining dry clothes injured.

Etymology 2Edit

Related to paltry.

AdjectiveEdit

pelting (comparative more pelting, superlative most pelting)

  1. (obsolete) mean; paltry
    • c. 1608/9, William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, act 4 scene 5
      I pray you, let us see you in the field;
      We have had pelting wars since you refused
      The Grecians' cause.

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