biting

[ bahy-ting ]
/ ˈbaɪ tɪŋ /

adjective

nipping; smarting; keen: biting cold; a biting sensation on the tongue.
cutting; sarcastic: a biting remark.

Origin of biting

First recorded in 1250–1300, biting is from the Middle English word bitynge. See bite, -ing2

Related forms

bit·ing·ly, adverbbit·ing·ness, nounnon·bit·ing, adjectiveun·bit·ing, adjective
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biting

/ (ˈbaɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

piercing; keena biting wind
sarcastic; incisivea biting comment

Derived Forms

bitingly, adverb
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