Definition of biting
: having the power to bite a biting wind; especially : able to grip and impress deeply a biting wit
bitinglyplay \-tiŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of biting in a Sentence
a biting wind that only the toughest football fans were willing to endure
the biting comments by the popular girls about the new kid in class
Recent Examples of biting from the Web
Aaron's description of Tom as the Devil is funny and moving, but the original script had a subplot that would have made Aaron's Satanic analogy more biting, and less about Aaron's heartbreak.
But some of the most biting comments came from fellow Republicans who condemned the president’s morning rant.
There was, for example, the California squirrel that went on a biting spree—attacking at least eight people last year.
Those comments came after similarly biting remarks from the Turkish foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.
As controversial as Waters' Desert Trip performance was, his most biting commentaries were left on the cutting room floor.
Among comedians, one of the most biting forms of humor remains the genre of schoolyard-style disses – rhetorical battles of wit and humor that up the ante for often lewd, personal taunts.
Here of some of his more biting quotes, most of which appear directed at Trump as well as in defense of Obamacare: ***
Also a hot ticket was the virtual-reality shark helmet, in which Isabella Dunham saw that big biting thing that impressed her.
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First Known Use of biting
BITING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of biting for English Language Learners
: unpleasantly cold
: having a sharply critical and often clever quality
BITING Defined for Kids
Definition of biting for Students
: causing intense discomfort It was cold, bleak, biting weather … — Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
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