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EtymologyEdit

From pugilistic +‎ -ally.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pjuːdʒɪˈlɪstɪkli/

AdverbEdit

pugilistically (comparative more pugilistically, superlative most pugilistically)

  1. In a pugilistic manner; by means of fighting; aggressively. [from 19th c.]
    • 1994, Edward St Aubyn, Bad News, Picador 2006, p. 191:
      Wired Puerto Ricans were pacing about pugilistically on the corner, and black guys with big hats were leaning in doorways.

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