: very harsh, severe, or damaging

Full Definition of WITHERING

:  acting or serving to cut down or destroy :  devastating <a withering fire from the enemy> <a withering rebuke>
with·er·ing·ly \ˈwith-riŋ-lē, ˈwi-thə-\ adverb

Examples of WITHERING

  1. The book has been the subject of withering criticism.
  2. She gave me a withering look.

First Known Use of WITHERING



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