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"biting" in British English

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bitingadjective

uk   /ˈbaɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
  • biting adjective (CRITICAL)

disapproving used to ​describe words or ​people that ​criticize someone or something, usually in an ​unkind way: He made some biting ​remarks about the ​wholeoccasion. a biting ​wit
(Definition of biting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"biting" in American English

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bitingadjective

 us   /ˈbɑɪt̬·ɪŋ/
severe and ​unpleasant; ​strong enough to ​hurt: A ​cold, biting ​windblew in from the ​north. If you ​describe a ​remark as biting, you ​mean that it was ​stronglycritical, often ​accurate, and ​likely to ​hurt someone’s ​feelings: He ​delivered a biting ​attack on ​politicalfavoritism.
(Definition of biting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “biting”
in Chinese (Simplified) 冷的, (天气)刺骨的,严寒的…
in Turkish dundurucu, bıçak gibi kesen, şiddetli…
in Russian пронизывающий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冷的, (天氣)刺骨的,嚴寒的…
in Polish przenikliwy…
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