searing


sear·ing

adjective \ˈsir-iŋ\

: very hot

: extremely intense, severe, etc.

of writing or speech : very strong and critical

Full Definition of SEARING

1
:  very hot
2
:  marked by extreme intensity, harshness, or emotional power <searing pain> <a searing review> <a searing portrayal>
sear·ing·ly adverb

Examples of SEARING

  1. the searing heat of the fire
  2. She felt a searing pain in her foot.
  3. She made a searing attack on her political enemies.

First Known Use of SEARING

1678

Rhymes with SEARING

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