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English definition of “biting”

biting

adjective (CRITICAL)    /ˈbaɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ/ disapproving
describes words or people that criticize someone or something, usually in a clever but unkind way: He made some biting remarks about the whole occasion. a biting witUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
(Definition of biting adjective (CRITICAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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