Meaning of “biting” in the English Dictionary

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bitingadjective

us /ˈbɑɪt̬·ɪŋ/

severe and unpleasant; strong enough to hurt:

A cold, biting wind blew in from the north.

If you describe a remark as biting, you mean that it was strongly critical, often accurate, and likely to hurt someone’s feelings:

(Definition of “biting” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)