Pelting definition

pĕltĭng
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Pelting is defined as throwing something at, or bombarding someone with something.

When you are throwing rocks at a building, this is an example of a time when you are pelting the building with rocks.

When you keep bombarding someone with questions, this is an example of a time when you are pelting him with questions.

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Present participle of pelt.
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(obsolete) Mean; paltry.

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Paltry; petty.
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(archaic) Mean; miserly; paltry.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pelting
Plural:
peltings

Origin of pelting

  • Perhaps from dialectal pelt trash

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition