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SCATHING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scathing mean? 

SCATHING (adjective)
  The adjective SCATHING has 1 sense:

1. marked by harshly abusive criticism

  Familiarity information: SCATHING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCATHING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Marked by harshly abusive criticism

Synonyms:

scalding; scathing; vituperative; blistering

Context examples:

his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists / her vituperative railing

Similar:

critical (marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws)


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