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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
|Sense 1||scathing [BACK TO TOP]|
Marked by harshly abusive criticism
his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists / her vituperative railing
critical (marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws)
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