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thumping (adj.)

"exceptionally large," colloquial, 1570s, present-participle adjective from thump (v.).

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Definitions of thumping from WordNet
1
thumping (n.)
a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects);
Synonyms: thump / clump / clunk / thud
2
thumping (adj.)
(used informally) very large;
a thumping loss
Synonyms: humongous / banging / whopping / walloping
From wordnet.princeton.edu