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English definition of “biting”

biting

adjective uk   /ˈbaɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/

biting adjective (COLD)

describes weather that is extremely cold, especially when it causes you physical pain: a biting wind biting coldColdSnow and ice

biting adjective (CRITICAL)

disapproving describes words or people that criticize someone or something, usually in a clever but unkind way: He made some biting remarks about the whole occasion. a biting witUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
(Definition of biting from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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