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English definition of “biting”

biting

adjective  /ˈbɑɪt̬·ɪŋ/ us  
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: He delivered a biting attack on political favoritism.
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