Definition of scathing
: bitterly severe a scathing condemnation
Examples of scathing in a Sentence
a scathing review of the book
a scathing rebuttal of the latest theory concerning the assassination
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After months of scathing headlines about how their bill took benefits from the poor to give tax breaks for the rich, Senate Republicans cried uncle.
Equally scathing is Susan Butler, the Lake Wales writer who authored East To The Dawn, the definitive biography of Earhart and the basis for the 2009 Hillary Swank film Amelia.
In a scathing report about Chicago Police Department tactics released early this year, the Department of Justice cited out-of-date training procedures for recruits at the academy.
On Thursday, Voletta Wallace, mother of deceased hip-hop artist Notorious B.I.G., wrote a scathing Instagram post about Kendall and Kylie Jenner's new line of t-shirts.
Now, Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy Osbourne, the iconic lead of Black Sabbath, is speaking out in a rather scathing tweet.
In January, the Department of Justice issued a scathing report that found the department had violated the constitutional rights of residents for years, including by too often using excessive force and killing suspects who posed no threat.
In January, the Department of Justice issued a scathing report that found that the department had violated the constitutional rights of residents for years, including by too often using excessive force and killing suspects who posed no threat.
Among the defense experts is a leading fire scientist named Craig Beyler, who issued a scathing report for a Texas commission pointing out flaws in a case that had led to a man's execution.
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Definition of scathing for English Language Learners
: very harsh or severe
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