scathing


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Related to scathing: straitlaced, witheringly

scath·ing

 (skā′thĭng)
adj.
1. Bitterly denunciatory; harshly critical: "a scathing tract on the uselessness of war" (Pierre Brodin).
2. Harmful or painful; injurious.

scath′ing·ly adv.

scathing

(ˈskeɪðɪŋ)
adj
1. harshly critical; scornful: a scathing remark.
2. damaging; painful
ˈscathingly adv

scath•ing

(ˈskeɪ ðɪŋ)

adj.
bitterly severe: a scathing remark.
[1785–95]
scath′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scathing - marked by harshly abusive criticismscathing - marked by harshly abusive criticism; "his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists"; "her vituperative railing"
critical - marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws; "a critical attitude"

scathing

adjective critical, cutting, biting, harsh, savage, brutal, searing, withering, belittling, sarcastic, caustic, scornful, vitriolic, trenchant, mordant, mordacious He then launched a scathing attack on previous leaders.

scathing

adjective
Translations
قاسٍ، مُر، مُؤْذٍ
kousavýkrutý
hudflettende
illvígur; harkalegur
dzēlīgsiznīcinošs
inciticikırıcı

scathing

[ˈskeɪðɪŋ] ADJ [criticism, article, remark] → mordaz; [look] → feroz
he was scathing about our trainshizo comentarios mordaces sobre nuestros trenes
he was pretty scathingdijo cosas bastante duras
to make a scathing attack on sb/sthatacar mordazmente a algn/algo

scathing

[ˈskeɪðɪŋ] adj [remark] → cinglant(e), acerbe
to be scathing about sth → être très critique vis-à-vis de qch

scathing

adjbissig; remark alsoschneidend; attackscharf, schonungslos; lookvernichtend; criticismbeißend, vernichtend; to be scathingbissige or schneidende Bemerkungen plmachen (→ about über +acc); to make a scathing attack on somebody/somethingjdn/etw scharf angreifen

scathing

[ˈskeɪðɪŋ] adj (remark, criticism) → aspro/a; (look) → sprezzante
to be scathing about sth → essere molto critico/a nei confronti di qc

scathing

(ˈskeiðiŋ) adjective
cruel, bitter, or hurtful. scathing comments; He was very scathing about her book.
ˈscathingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
In spite of this the old man inspired in all his visitors alike a feeling of respectful veneration- especially of an evening when he came in to tea in his old-fashioned coat and powdered wig and, aroused by anyone, told his abrupt stories of the past, or uttered yet more abrupt and scathing criticisms of the present.
The cries of the two parties were now in sound an interchange of scathing insults.
This scathing remark caused the Prince to hide his face for shame, and Steve to erect his head in the proud consciousness that this shot was not meant for him.
This is a poetical epitome of some of the scathing criticism of scholars which appears in the first of the "Thoughts out of Season"--the polemical pamphlet (written in 1873) against David Strauss and his school.
In the green aisles of the woods, the minister's deep voice rang out with scathing effect.
Whereupon he arose, and, bending a scathing glance upon the still prostrate form of Mr.
She looked capable of scathing wit and also of high but unostentatious nobility.
Its sympathy for my brethren in bonds--its scathing denunciations of slaveholders--its faithful exposures of slavery--and its powerful attacks upon the upholders of the institu- tion--sent a thrill of joy through my soul, such as I had never felt before!
Indignation lent him a scathing eloquence, and it was clear that if others had followed his example, and acted as he talked, society would never have been weak enough to receive a foreign upstart like Beaufort--no, sir, not even if he'd married a van der Luyden or a Lanning instead of a Dallas.
QUETTA: Hundreds of vehicle including Ambulances and School vans were seen stranded on the roads of Provincial capital due to scathing traffic jam as Young Doctors blocked Commissioner Officer Chowkon Tuesday.
7 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vinay Katiyar on Wednesday, launching a scathing attack, said that the Muslims divided the country in the name of religion; hence they shouldd leave the country.
His scathing remarks were a response to a speech by Bush in New York last week, in which the 43rd president denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics.