cutting

[ kuht-ing ]
/ ˈkʌt ɪŋ /

noun

adjective

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Origin of cutting

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; see origin at cut, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM cutting

cut·ting·ly, adverbcut·ting·ness, nounnon·cut·ting, adjective, nounself-cut·ting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cutting

cutting
/ (ˈkʌtɪŋ) /

noun

adjective

keen; piercinga cutting wind
tending to hurt the feelingsa cutting remark

Derived forms of cutting

cuttingly, adverb
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