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withering

adjective

Simple Definition of withering

  • : very harsh, severe, or damaging

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of withering

  1. :  acting or serving to cut down or destroy :  devastating <a withering fire from the enemy> <a withering rebuke>

witheringly

play \ˈwith-riŋ-lē, ˈwi-thə-\ adverb

Examples of withering in a sentence

  1. The book has been the subject of withering criticism.

  2. She gave me a withering look.



1579

First Known Use of withering

1579



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