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1. Causing a stinging sensation; nipping: biting cold.
2. Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings; caustic: "Biting remarks revealed her attitude of contempt" (D.H. Lawrence).
3. Of or relating to insects and certain other animals that wound the skin with a sting, mouthparts, or fangs.

bit′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.bitingly - extremely and sharplybitingly - extremely and sharply; "it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold"


[ˈbaɪtɪŋlɪ] adv (speak) → in modo pungente, in modo caustico
a bitingly cold wind → un vento freddo e pungente
References in classic literature ?
It was a very dubious-looking, nay, a very dark and dismal night, bitingly cold and cheerless.
You never will learn how to manage good stock," Martin criticized bitingly.
said Lydgate, bitingly, the thunder and lightning gathering about his brow and eyes.
replied the oak bitingly, "how deliciously cosy it is to stand here buttoned to the neck and watch you poor naked creatures shivering
Diane McLean, the barrister leading the We Want Wimbledon campaign to keep greyhound racing, was bitingly critical.
Hilarious, often shocking and totally politically incorrect, Pam Ann keeps things lively and nail bitingly unpredictable as she takes off her pristine gloves and delivers an unrelenting barrage of "shoot-from-the-lip" observations.
FROM Juno to Young Adult, Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody rarely fails to come up with hip, witty and bitingly cynical comedies.
uk JO is back being bitingly acerbic with her new show Uninformed Opinions.
Thousands of family, friends and onlookers stood at the shoreline on a bitingly cold and frosty, but sunny, morning.
But it's bitingly funny, bang up to date and flavoured with the winning combination of good music and plenty of stunningly-shot kitchen scenes which will leave you swearing you can smell every meal that's cooking.
Mozart's C minor (one of his most formidable keys) Adagio and Fugue - the Fugue originally for two pianos- was delivered grindingly, bitingly, the balance of its busy textures perfectly judged to this acoustic the performers know so well.
This year's bitingly cold winter was initially written off as a short-term anomaly, causing isolated but dramatic price spikes in markets such as New England, where pipeline capacity was insufficient to meet the surge in demand.