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bitingadjective

us   /ˈbɑɪt̬·ɪŋ/
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.
(Definition of biting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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bitingadjective

uk   /ˈbaɪ.tɪŋ/ us   /ˈbaɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
  • biting adjective (CRITICAL)

disapproving used to describe words or people that criticize someone or something, usually in an unkind way: He made some biting remarks about the whole occasion. a biting wit
(Definition of biting from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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