blistering


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blis·ter·ing

 (blĭs′tər-ĭng)
adj.
1. Intensely hot: a blistering sun.
2. Harsh; severe: blistering criticism.
3. Very rapid: a blistering pace.
4. Producing a blister or blisters: a blistering agent.

blis′ter·ing·ly adv.

blistering

(ˈblɪstərɪŋ; -trɪŋ)
adj
1. (of weather) extremely hot
2. (of criticism) extremely harsh
ˈblisteringly adv

blis•ter•ing

(ˈblɪs tər ɪŋ)

adj.
1. causing blisters.
2. (esp. of sunlight, heat, etc.) very severe or intense.
3. very fast or rapid: a blistering pace.
[1555–65]
blis′ter•ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blistering - the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skinblistering - the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
Adj.1.blistering - harsh or corrosive in toneblistering - harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
2.blistering - hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blistersblistering - hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters; "blistering sun"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
3.blistering - very fastblistering - very fast; capable of quick response and great speed; "a hot sports car"; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start"; "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive"
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"

blistering

adjective
1. hot, boiling, baking, flaming, tropical, roasting, searing, scorching, sizzling, very hot, sweltering, scalding, like a furnace or an oven a blistering summer day
hot freezing, arctic, icy
3. very fast, flying, rapid, swift, speedy, precipitate, breakneck She set a blistering pace to take the lead.

blistering

adjective
Translations

blistering

[ˈblɪstərɪŋ] ADJ
1. [heat etc] → abrasador
2. [criticism] → feroz, devastador
3. [pace, speed] → frenético

blistering

[ˈblɪstərɪŋ] adj
(= very hot) [heat, summer] → torride; [sun] → brûlant(e); [day] → torride, de canicule
(= angry) [remark, attack] → cinglant(e)
(= very fast) [pace] → foudroyant(e)

blistering

adj
heat, sunglühend; pacemörderisch
(= scathing) attack, criticismvernichtend, ätzend

blistering

[ˈblɪstərɪŋ] adj (sun) → che spacca le pietre (fig) (attack) → sferzante
References in classic literature ?
Proud flesh, as they called it, came up in my knees, and was burned out with caustic; and when at last it was healed, they put a blistering fluid over the front of both knees to bring all the hair off; they had some reason for this, and I suppose it was all right.
All day long the blazing midsummer sun beat down upon that square mile of abominations: upon tens of thousands of cattle crowded into pens whose wooden floors stank and steamed contagion; upon bare, blistering, cinder-strewn railroad tracks, and huge blocks of dingy meat factories, whose labyrinthine passages defied a breath of fresh air to penetrate them; and there were not merely rivers of hot blood, and car-loads of moist flesh, and rendering vats and soap caldrons, glue factories and fertilizer tanks, that smelt like the craters of hell--there were also tons of garbage festering in the sun, and the greasy laundry of the workers hung out to dry, and dining rooms littered with food and black with flies, and toilet rooms that were open sewers.
Presently he began to feel the effects of the war atmosphere--a blistering sweat, a sensation that his eyeballs were about to crack like hot stones.
It did not last long, but in kind and quality, in blistering, biting appropriateness, it was beyond anything that even Kim had heard.
I kissed its blistering edge at the thought, and my tears ran afresh, as though they never would stop.
For the heroic times of copious bleeding and blistering had not yet departed, still less the times of thorough-going theory, when disease in general was called by some bad name, and treated accordingly without shilly-shally--as if, for example, it were to be called insurrection, which must not be fired on with blank-cartridge, but have its blood drawn at once.