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English definition of “cutting”

cutting

adjective     /ˈkʌtɪŋ/
If something you say or write is cutting, it is unkind: a cutting remark Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
(Definition of cutting adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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