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"scathing" in British English

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scathingadjective

uk   us   /ˈskeɪ.ðɪŋ/
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   us   /-li/
She ​spoke scathingly of the ​poorstandard of ​work done by her ​predecessor.
(Definition of scathing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scathingadjective

 us   /ˈskeɪ·ðɪŋ/
severelycritical and ​unkind: He ​delivered a scathing ​attack on the ​president.
(Definition of scathing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scathing”
in Spanish mordaz, incisivo, duro…
in Vietnamese nghiêm khắc…
in Malaysian pedas…
in Thai เจ็บแสบ…
in French cinglant…
in German vernichtend…
in Chinese (Simplified) 严厉批评的,尖刻斥责的…
in Turkish sert, kırıcı, iğneleyici…
in Russian едкий, уничтожающий…
in Indonesian menyakiti hati…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴厲批評的,尖刻斥責的…
in Polish krytyczny, zjadliwy…
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