biting

  • 1 Biting — Bit ing, a. That bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic. A biting affliction. A biting jest. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 biting — biting; non·biting; …

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  • 3 biting — [adj1] piercing, sharp bitter, bleak, blighting, cold, crisp, cutting, freezing, harsh, nipping, penetrating, raw; concepts 569,605 Ant. bland, calm, mild biting [adj2] sarcastic acerbic, acrimonious, bitter, caustic, cutting, incisive, mordant,… …

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  • 4 Biting in — Bit ing in (Etching.) The process of corroding or eating into metallic plates, by means of an acid. See {Etch}. G. Francis. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 biting — index bitter (acrid tasting), bitter (penetrating), bitter (reproachful), caustic, harsh, incisive …

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  • 6 biting — cutting, crisp, trenchant, *incisive, clear cut Analogous words: *caustic, mordant, acrid: *pungent, poignant, piquant, racy …

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  • 7 biting — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a wind or the air) painfully cold. 2) (of wit or criticism) harsh or cruel. DERIVATIVES bitingly adverb …

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  • 8 biting — [bīt′iŋ] adj. 1. cutting; sharp 2. sarcastic; caustic SYN. INCISIVE bitingly adv …

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  • 9 Biting — 1 Original name in latin Biting Name in other language Biting State code ID Continent/City Asia/Makassar longitude 8.5966 latitude 120.6341 altitude 1318 Population 0 Date 2012 01 21 2 Original name in latin Biting Name in other language Biting… …

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  • 10 biting — [[t]ba͟ɪtɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Biting wind or cold is extremely cold. ...a raw, biting northerly wind... Antarctic air brought biting cold to southern Chile on Thursday. Syn: piercing 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Biting criticism or wit is …

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  • 11 biting — bit|ing [ˈbaıtıŋ] adj 1.) a biting wind is unpleasantly cold = ↑icy ▪ A biting wind blew down from the hills. 2.) a biting criticism, remark etc is cruel or unkind ▪ a biting satire on corruption >bitingly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 biting — adjective 1 a biting wind is unpleasantly cold: A biting wind blew down from the hills. 2 a biting criticism, remark is cruel or unkind: biting sarcasm bitingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 biting — bitingly, adv. bitingness, n. /buy ting/, adj. 1. nipping; smarting; keen: biting cold; a biting sensation on the tongue. 2. cutting; sarcastic: a biting remark. [1250 1300; ME bitynge. See BITE, ING2] Syn. 2. incisive, trenchant; caustic,… …

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  • 14 biting — adj. 1 stinging; intensely cold (a biting wind). 2 sharp; effective (biting wit; biting sarcasm). Derivatives: bitingly adv …

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  • 15 biting — adjective Date: 14th century having the power to bite < a biting wind >; especially able to grip and impress deeply < a biting wit > • bitingly adverb …

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  • 16 biting — 1. noun a) The action of the verb to bite. b) An occurrence of a bite. 2. adjective a) Causing a stinging sensation. a biting wind …

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  • 17 biting — bit|ing [ baıtıŋ ] adjective 1. ) biting wind or cold is so cold that it makes you feel very uncomfortable 2. ) a biting remark, criticism, etc. is cruel and unkind ╾ bit|ing|ly adverb …

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  • 18 biting — adjective 1) biting comments Syn: vicious, harsh, cruel, savage, cutting, sharp, bitter, scathing, caustic, acid, acrimonious, acerbic, stinging; vitriolic, hostile, spiteful, venomous, mean …

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  • 19 biting — adjective 1) biting comments Syn: vicious, harsh, cruel, savage, cutting, sharp, bitter, scathing, caustic, acid, acrimonious, spiteful, venomous; informal bitchy, catty 2) the biting wind …

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  • 20 biting — UK [ˈbaɪtɪŋ] / US adjective 1) biting wind or cold is so cold that it makes you feel very uncomfortable 2) a biting remark, criticism etc is cruel and unkind Derived word: bitingly adverb …

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