blis·​ter·​ing | \ ˈbli-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce blistering (audio) \

Definition of blistering

1 : extremely intense or severe blistering heat
2 : very rapid a blistering pace

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Other Words from blistering

blistering adverb
blisteringly \ ˈbli-​st(ə-​)riŋ-​lē How to pronounce blisteringly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of blistering in a Sentence

a hockey player with a blistering slap shot even after a blistering attack from the enemy, the fortress held
Recent Examples on the Web Damian Lillard had a blistering nine-game stretch in the restart, carrying Portland to the No. 8 seed with a 6-3 record. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "NBA playoffs bold predictions: Four of the most unexpected first-round upsets," 16 Aug. 2020 The Celtics shot 55% from the field, including a blistering 60% from three-point range, as Tatum (5 of 8), Jaylen Brown (6 of 8), Hayward (4 of 5) and Walker (2 of 2) took turns burning the Blazers from beyond the arc. oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers’ comeback falls short in 128-124 loss to Boston Celtics: 3 things to like and dislike from NBA bubble defeat," 3 Aug. 2020 Patrick O’Leary, a former standout at Penn, was the No. 2 seed and the top score from qualifying after shooting a blistering 11-under par 133, including a 64 at Shaker Run on Tuesday. James Weber, The Enquirer, "Ali Green makes history as first female to make match play at Met golf tourney," 24 June 2020 These documents were publicized in the media and generated a very blistering response from the West Linn community about you and the Department. oregonlive, "West Linn police fire Sgt. Tony Reeves, lead investigator who pursued wrongful arrest of Portland black man," 16 June 2020 In a blistering report last year, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that investigators had inflated their justification to monitor Page. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, "Senate passes FISA deal reauthorizing key surveillance powers," 14 May 2020 Even during a blistering Arizona summer, there can be water, water everywhere, judging by the number of splash pads and spray pads across the Phoenix area. azcentral, "45 Phoenix area splash pads, parks and water features," 13 May 2020 The nation was founded too late, after the 17th and early 18th century European heyday of memorials built to mark the end of a blistering contagion. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: U.S. should build a memorial ‘plague column’ for COVID-19, but where? Here’s an idea," 5 May 2020 But on Tuesday, Senate Democrats issued a blistering advertisement against Walker, attacking the 37-year-old judge in the Western District of Kentucky. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "#StopWalker trends as Senate Democrats protest Mitch McConnell-backed judicial appointee," 5 May 2020

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First Known Use of blistering

1708, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blistering was in 1708

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“Blistering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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: very harsh or powerful

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