Meaning of “scathing” in the English Dictionary

"scathing" in British English

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scathingadjective

uk /ˈskeɪ.ðɪŋ/ us /ˈskeɪ.ðɪŋ/
scathingly
adverb uk /ˈskeɪ.ðɪŋ.li/ us /ˈskeɪ.ðɪŋ.li/

She spoke scathingly of the poor standard of work done by her predecessor.

(Definition of “scathing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scathing" in American English

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scathingadjective

us /ˈskeɪ·ðɪŋ/

severely critical and unkind:

He delivered a scathing attack on the president.

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