sear·ing adjective \ˈsir-iŋ\
: very hot
: extremely intense, severe, etc.
of writing or speech : very strong and critical
: marked by extreme intensity, harshness, or emotional power <searing pain> <a searing review> <a searing portrayal>
— sear·ing·ly adverb
Examples of SEARING
- the searing heat of the fire
- She felt a searing pain in her foot.
- She made a searing attack on her political enemies.
First Known Use of SEARING
Related to SEARING
- ardent, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, piping hot, red, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, hot, sultry, superheated, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, white-hot
- algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, cold, freezing, frigid, frozen, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy
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