Synonyms and Antonyms of cutting
1 causing intense discomfort to one's skin <a frigid day with a cutting wind that made it seem even colder> Synonyms biting, bitter, keen, penetrating, piercing, raw, sharp, shrewd, smarting, stinging Related Words brisk, invigorating, nippy, snappy; needlelike, prickly, tingling; caustic, corrosive Near Antonyms balmy, gentle, mild, soothing
2 having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something <the cutting side of the sword blade> Synonyms sharp, edged, edgy, ground, honed, keen, sharpened, stropped, trenchant, whettedRelated Words clawlike, daggerlike, knifelike; jabbing, jagged, lacerating, piercing, scratching, stabbing; pointed, pointy, spiky (also spikey)Near Antonyms rounded, smooth; soft; even, flat, level, slickAntonyms blunt, blunted, dull, dulled, obtuse
3 marked by the use of wit that is intended to cause hurt feelings <her cutting comments serve only one purpose: to make someone cry> Synonyms acerb, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulous, acrid, barbed, biting, caustic, corrosive, sarcastic, mordant, pungent, sardonic, satiric (or satirical), scalding, scathing, sharp, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, smart-mouthed, snarky, tartRelated Words brisk, cross, sharp-tongued, sour, sourish, spiky (also spikey), tartish; incisive, keen, poignant, trenchant; cynical, dry, ironic (also ironical), wry; facetious, flippant, tongue-in-cheek; acrimonious, bitter, resentful, vitriolic; harsh, rough, severe, stringent; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), concise, crisp, curt, gruff, pithy, snippety, snippy, succinct, terse; backhanded, insincereNear Antonyms amusing, droll, merry, playful, sportive, waggish; gentle, mild; bland; good-humored, good-natured; diplomatic, polite, smooth, suave, urbane; affable, cordial, genial, gracious, hospitable, sociable
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