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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).
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"
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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.
Weighing these pleadings and apparently finding Ms Jacobs' arguments unpersuasive, Judge Ramos cuttingly characterised the adviser as a 'faithless servant' and ordered her accounting and disgorgement of the fraudulently-obtained US$1 m buyer's premium, as well as her forfeiture of the agreed US$50,000 seller's commission.
Two years after my Rhodes experience, a strong candidate and Truman Scholar from UAB was confronted by an Alabama state Rhodes committee member who remarked cuttingly on her weight.
Marvel's Jessica Jones" explored a lot of the issues presented in "Sweet/Vicious," and the protagonist of the Netflix show was also enraged, damaged, smart, charismatic, an iffy friend, and often cuttingly witty.
He can be cuttingly fundamental in his answers, as when I ask him whether the success of Sanders and Trump doesn't prove that what Americans most want is to be taken care of in some way.
SHE WAS unequivocal and cuttingly candid at the hashtag segment of the Meet Inquirer Multimedia Forum on Tuesday.
Holland were ultimately beaten in the final by the host nation but, led by Cruyff, they were indisputably the most thrilling national side of the era with, in the words of the journalist Hugh McIlvanney, "an attacking style at once so spirited and so cuttingly precise that the effect is of a cavalry charge of surgeons".
When scornfully called a Jew by a fellow parliamentarian, he cuttingly replied that when his accuser's ancestors "were savages on an unknown Island, mine were priests in the Temple of Solomon.
Making use of the typical methods of satire, Davies uses generic rather than specific names for each of the targets of his cuttingly satirical epigrams: "Rufus the Courtier," "Quintus the Dancer," "Titus the brave and gallant gentleman.
Dawson's writing is as sharp as a knife edge, cuttingly funny and, oh so, contemporary.
In my favorite scene, Sara cuttingly compares her insensitive and flamboyant husband's penis to a paintbrush--and a failing one at that