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scathingadjective

uk   /ˈskeɪ.ðɪŋ/ 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   /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)

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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)
Translations of “scathing”
in Vietnamese nghiêm khắc…
in Spanish mordaz, incisivo, duro…
in Malaysian pedas…
in Thai เจ็บแสบ…
in French cinglant…
in German vernichtend…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴厲批評的,尖刻斥責的…
in Russian едкий, уничтожающий…
in Turkish sert, kırıcı, iğneleyici…
in Chinese (Simplified) 严厉批评的,尖刻斥责的…
in Indonesian menyakiti hati…
in Polish krytyczny, zjadliwy…
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