[ blis-ter-ing ]
/ ˈblɪs tər ɪŋ /


causing a blister or blisters.
(especially of sunlight, heat, etc.) very severe or intense.
very fast or rapid: a blistering pace.


the act or an instance of forming a blister or blisters.
a series or group of blisters, as on a painted surface.

Origin of blistering

First recorded in 1555–65; blister + -ing2

Related forms

blis·ter·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blisteringly

  • A dozen feminine voices caught up the phrase and dropped it blisteringly.

    The Sick-a-Bed Lady|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • Lots of people got blisteringly rich off of New Work, but not you.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for blisteringly


/ (ˈblɪstərɪŋ, -trɪŋ) /


(of weather) extremely hot
(of criticism) extremely harsh

Derived Forms

blisteringly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for blisteringly


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