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cutting

cut·ting

cutting

 
 
pronunciation:
kuh tIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of one that cuts.
synonyms:
cut
similar words:
carving, chopping, clip, clipping, division, laceration, slashing, slicing, trimming
definition 2: something that has been cut from something else, such as a piece cut from a plant for propagation.
similar words:
clip, clipping, cut, graft, piece, slice, slip, snip, trimming
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: penetrating, as by a blow with a sharp instrument.
synonyms:
penetrating
similar words:
biting, pungent, sharp, stabbing, stinging
definition 2: uncomfortably piercing or chilling.
a cutting winter breeze
synonyms:
piercing
antonyms:
balmy, warm
similar words:
biting, bitter, chill, chilly, cold, freezing, frigid, numbing, penetrating, raw, sharp
definition 3: intended to insult or hurt someone's feelings.
She walked away, having had enough of his cutting remarks about her weight.a cutting book review
synonyms:
biting, caustic, malicious, sharp, stinging
similar words:
acid, acrid, crushing, harsh, incisive, insulting, mordant, scalding, scathing, spiteful, tart, vicious
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derivation: cuttingly (adv.)