biting

[ bahy-ting ]
/ ˈbaɪ tɪŋ /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. bitemporal hemianopsia,
  2. biteplate,
  3. biter,
  4. bitewing,
  5. bithynia,
  6. biting louse,
  7. biting mania,
  8. biting midge,
  9. biting point,
  10. biting stage

Origin of biting

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

Related formsbit·ing·ly, adverbbit·ing·ness, nounnon·bit·ing, adjectiveun·bit·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bitingly

biting

/ (ˈbaɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

piercing; keena biting wind
sarcastic; incisivea biting comment
Derived Formsbitingly, adverb

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