scathing


scathing

adjective

: very harsh or severe

Full Definition of SCATHING

:  bitterly severe <a scathing condemnation>
scathingly adverb

Examples of SCATHING

  1. a scathing review of the book
  2. <a scathing rebuttal of the latest theory concerning the assassination>

First Known Use of SCATHING

1794

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