biting

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adjective bit·ing \ˈbī-tiŋ\

Definition of biting

  1. :  having the power to bite <a biting wind>; especially :  able to grip and impress deeply <a biting wit>

bitingly

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Examples of biting in a sentence

  1. <a biting wind that only the toughest football fans were willing to endure>

  2. <the biting comments by the popular girls about the new kid in class>

14th Century

First Known Use of biting

14th century


BITING Defined for English Language Learners

biting

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adjective bit·ing \ˈbī-tiŋ\

Definition of biting for English Language Learners

  • : unpleasantly cold

  • : having a sharply critical and often clever quality


BITING Defined for Kids

biting

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adjective bit·ing \ˈbī-tiŋ\

Definition of biting for Students

  1. :  causing intense discomfort <It was cold, bleak, biting weather … — Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol>



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