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1swingeing

adjective swinge·ing \ˈswin-jiŋ\

: very large and difficult to deal with

: very critical or severe

Full Definition of SWINGEING

chiefly British
:  very large, high, or severe <swingeing fines> <swingeing taxes>

Variants of SWINGEING

swinge·ing also swing·ing \ˈswin-jiŋ\

Examples of SWINGEING

  1. Homeowners now face swingeing increases in their bills.
  2. a swingeing criticism of the government's policies

Origin of SWINGEING

from present participle of 1swinge
First Known Use: 1575

2swingeing

adverb

Definition of SWINGEING

chiefly British

Variants of SWINGEING

swingeing or swinging

First Known Use of SWINGEING

1690

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