1. an impressive/significant size or amount
a thumping victory/majority
'Thumping' is an adjective and adverb used to describe something very large in size, great or excellent. 'Thumping' can also refer to something severe or great. 'Thumping' also describes a rhythmic pounding or throbbing. As a noun, 'a thumping' is 'a beating'. 'Thumping' is also the present participle and gerund of the verb 'to thump' meaning 'to strike' by hand or with an instrument or to move forcefully or with a loud sound. It also means to pulse or beat (such as the heart), usually with fear or excitement or to play music with too much enthusiasm. You can use 'thumping' in different contexts both socially and formally.