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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stabbing mean? 

STABBING (adjective)
  The adjective STABBING has 2 senses:

1. causing physical or especially psychological injury
2. as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

  Familiarity information: STABBING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

STABBING (adjective)

Sense 1stabbing [BACK TO TOP]


Causing physical or especially psychological injury


stabbing; wounding

Context examples:

a stabbing remark / wounding and false charges of disloyalty


harmful (causing or capable of causing harm)

Sense 2stabbing [BACK TO TOP]


As physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument


lancinate; lancinating; stabbing; cutting; knifelike; piercing; keen

Context examples:

a cutting wind / keen winds / knifelike cold / piercing knifelike pains / piercing cold / piercing criticism / a stabbing pain / lancinating pain


sharp (keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point)

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