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
As controversial as Waters' Desert Trip performance was, his most biting commentaries were left on the cutting room floor.
Saturday Night Live has been in top form lately, thanks in no small part to its biting satire of the Trump administration.
This became a particularly biting issue during the prolonged ash falls from the 2001 and 2002-2003 flank eruptions, and again during the 2006 summit eruption.
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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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