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English definition of “cutting”

cutting

adjective     /ˈkʌt.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈkʌt̬-/
unkind and intending to upset someone: a cutting remark / comment He can be very cutting when he chooses to be!Saddening, shocking and upsetting
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