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
Recent Examples of scathing from the Web
In a scathing report about Chicago Police Department tactics released early this year, the Department of Justice cited out-of-date training procedures for recruits at the academy.
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.
Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch issued a scathing dissent Monday to a Supreme Court decision turning away yet another gun rights case.
Last summer, the New York Times published a scathing expose on the project, run by Southern Company's Mississippi Power unit.
Mann told IndyStar on Monday after writing a scathing review of the series on her blog.
The Oregon Supreme Court heard arguments not only from Day, but from a lawyer for the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability, which last year issued a scathing report recommending Day's ouster from his judicial position.
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Definition of scathing for English Language Learners
: very harsh or severe
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