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biting

bit·ing

biting

 
pronunciation:
baI tIng
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: stinging; smarting.
biting cold
synonyms:
bitter, cutting, penetrating, piercing, stinging
antonyms:
balmy
similar words:
acrid, harsh, nipping, sharp, smarting
definition 2: sarcastic; caustic.
his biting retort
synonyms:
acidulous, acrid, caustic, pungent, sarcastic, sharp-tongued
antonyms:
gentle, mild
similar words:
acerbic, acid, bitter, critical, cutting, incisive, mordant, piercing, scathing, sharp, stinging, tart, trenchant
definition 3: sharp; incisive.
a biting commentary
synonyms:
incisive, mordant, penetrating, sharp, trenchant
similar words:
acute, astute, canny, keen, shrewd, smart, tart
derivation: bitingly (adv.)