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stabbing

[ stab-ing ]
/ ˈstæb ɪŋ /
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adjective

penetrating; piercing: a stabbing pain.
emotionally wounding: a stabbing remark.
incisive or trenchant: a stabbing, satirical phrase.

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Origin of stabbing

First recorded in 1590–1600; stab + -ing2
stab·bing·ly, adverb
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