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scathing

adjective uk   /ˈskeɪ.ðɪŋ/ us  
criticizing someone or something in a severe and unkind way: scathing criticism He was very scathing about the report, saying it was inaccurate.
scathingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She spoke scathingly of the poor standard of work done by her predecessor.
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