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cut·ting

 (kŭt′ĭng)
adj.
1. Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing: a cutting tool.
2. Sharply penetrating; piercing: a cutting wind.
3. Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings of others: "He can say the driest, most cutting things in the quietest of tones" (Charlotte Brontë).
n.
1. A part cut off from a main body.
2. A part, such as a stem, leaf, or root, removed from a plant to propagate a new plant, as through rooting or grafting.
3. An excavation made through high ground in a construction project.
4. The editing of film or recording tape.
5. Chiefly British A clipping, as from a newspaper.
6. Self-injury in which cuts are made in the skin.

cut′ting·ly adv.
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Adv.1.cuttingly - in an intentionally unkind way; "a cutting remark"
References in classic literature ?
Long before the family retired to rest, the cold had become cuttingly severe; and when Monsieur Le Quoi sallied c forth under a bright moon, to seek his own abode, he was compelled to beg a blanket, in which he might envelop c his form, in addition to the numerous garments that his sagacity had provided for the occasion.
The conversations are cuttingly ironic, with an underlying Foucauldian critique of society's control of personal sexuality.
Someone said cuttingly of me, 'She lent a little too-fugitive glamour to those Hellespont royals.
Although John Lennon once cuttingly remarked, when asked whether Ringo was the best drummer in the world, that he wasn't even the best drummer in The Beatles, I think it is safe to say that, based on my efforts, the Ringo kid has nothing to worry about.
Then I remembered a poem by WH Auden, and we tried to get permission to reproduce the first part of it here, as it so humorously and cuttingly expresses all the definitions of the law that do reflect reality of how the law is used.
Look out the window, if the waves are making a noise in the evening, just phone down and we'll see if we can move you over to one of the rooms on the other side of the hotel," Tosh cuttingly said.
Tosh cuttingly said: "Another five-star hotel boys, here we are in Rimini now.
At this mention of children Maurice suddenly falls into a despondent hush, as "it had not occurred to him before that neither he nor his friend would leave life behind them" (Forster 1981, 96); or, putting a more cuttingly grandiose cadence on it, that "he and the beloved would vanish utterly--would continue neither in Heaven nor on Earth" (97).
Rice said, somewhat cuttingly, "The Iranian people deserve the same right to express themselves online and through social media as their leaders enjoy.
Robins," she ventured (deliberately ambiguous for comic effect) before adding rather cuttingly "he's only been here five minutes
Alonso Cuttingly, Vettel has cited McLaren duo Hamilton and team-mate Jenson Button as his closest rivals this weekend, with Alonso not getting a mention.