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with·er·ing

 (wĭth′ər-ĭng)
adj.
Tending to overwhelm or destroy; devastating: withering sarcasm.

with′er·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.withering - any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
weakening - becoming weaker
Adj.1.withering - wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destructionwithering - wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire"
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
2.withering - making light of; "afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"

withering

adjective
1. scornful, blasting, devastating, humiliating, snubbing, blighting, hurtful, mortifying She launched a withering attack on the Press.
2. destructive, killing, devastating, deadly, murderous, death-dealing, slaughterous The forces were unable to withstand the withering artillery barrages.
Translations

withering

[ˈwɪðərɪŋ] ADJ [heat] → abrasador; [tone, look, remark] → fulminador

withering

[ˈwɪðərɪŋ] adj [look, glance, remark, attack] → cinglant(e)

withering

adj heatausdörrend; criticism, look, tonevernichtend

withering

[ˈwɪðrɪŋ] adj (tone, look, remark) → raggelante
References in periodicals archive ?
In times of scarcity English country-folk would -- according to William Withering -- grind the root and stem to make flour for breadmaking.
Other Lunar Society members included Erasmus Darwin, Thomas Day, John Whitehurst and William Withering.
William Withering in 1775 determined that Foxglove contained the active ingredient, digoxin, now an important drug for treating patients with congestive heart failure.
Its doctors included Ash, George Freer, founder of the Orthopadic Hospital, Joseph Hodgson, founder of the Eye Hospital, and William Withering.
Ever since William Withering in England discovered in 1776 that digitalis helped dropsy, a disease related to the heart, it has been used as a heart medication.
Yn y ddeunawfed ganrif y sylweddolodd William Withering mai'r galon yn hytrach na'r arennau oedd yn cael ei heffeithio gan y cemegau.
Treatment often involved the use of digitalis, the heart remedy discovered by the Englishman, William Withering.
Chapter One is about the work of William Withering who is responsible for the medical use of foxglove to treat dropsy and other heart related conditions.
There were many more less easily remembered: among them, metalware manufacturer Matthew Boulton, chemist James Keir, clockmaker John Whitehurst, and physician William Withering.
The Lunar Men included among their number William Withering, the doctor who pioneered the use of digitalis in the treatment of heart disease.
For example, 200 years ago a highly-respected Birmingham doctor, William Withering, heard that a peasant woman was curing the "dropsy" with extract of foxglove.