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swingeing

adjective swinge·ing \ˈswin-jiŋ\

Simple Definition of swingeing

  • : very large and difficult to deal with

  • : very critical or severe

Full Definition of swingeing

chiefly British

  1. :  very large, high, or severe <swingeing fines> <swingeing taxes>

Examples of swingeing

  1. Homeowners now face swingeing increases in their bills.

  2. a swingeing criticism of the government's policies



Variants of swingeing

also swing·ing play \ˈswin-jiŋ\

Origin of swingeing

from present participle of 1swinge


First Known Use: 1575


2

swingeing

adverb swinge·ing

Definition of swingeing

chiefly British

  1. :  very, superlatively



1690

First Known Use of swingeing

1690

Variants of swingeing

or swinging


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