adjective bit·ing \ˈbī-tiŋ\

: unpleasantly cold

: having a sharply critical and often clever quality

Full Definition of BITING

:  having the power to bite <a biting wind>; especially :  able to grip and impress deeply <a biting wit>
bit·ing·ly \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of BITING

  1. <a biting wind that only the toughest football fans were willing to endure>
  2. <the biting comments by the popular girls about the new kid in class>

First Known Use of BITING

14th century

Rhymes with BITING

BITING Defined for Kids


adjective bit·ing \ˈbī-tiŋ\

Definition of BITING for Kids

:  causing intense discomfort <It was cold, bleak, biting weather … — Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol>
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