- unprovoked physical assaults against members of a specified group: gay-bashing.
- verbal abuse, as of a group or a nation: feminist-bashing; China-bashing.
How to use bashing in a sentence
Bashing commercialism at a commercial gathering would be ridiculous.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not that the panel was one giant bashing of the male-dominated comedy world.These Women Are Labias-to-the-Wall Funny|Emily Shire|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jazz lovers who had taken exception to the previous bashing were told to lighten up, and stop complaining.What’s With This Uncool Surge in Jazz Bashing?|Ted Gioia|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dame Diana Rigg, who plays Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, has turned tales of critical bashing into a delightful play.Diana Rigg: GOT's Queen of Thorns Speaks|Nico Hines|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Republicans and Democrats love bashing lobbyists on the stump.Lobbyist Derangement Syndrome Sweeps DC|James Poulos|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But his resistance should be secret and not open, for a while; there should be no more "bashing" than was absolutely necessary.The Secret Glory|Arthur Machen
A few seconds later, I tripped over a steel staircase, bashing my shins.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Nick continued to ponder the strange men and the woman he was coming home to, but it was like bashing his head against a wall.The Sex Life of the Gods|Michael Knerr
I was given post at the gates, where for ten minutes my fellows was kept pretty busy bashing 'em and throwing 'em out.Foe-Farrell|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
What a terrible thing, if Bert had found out you was in there and put him up to bashing your face.Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for bashing
- indicating a malicious attack on members of a particular groupqueer-bashing; union-bashing
- indicating any of various other activitiesBible-bashing; spud-bashing; square-bashing