swingeing

adjective
swinge·​ing | \ ˈswin-jiŋ How to pronounce swingeing (audio) \
variants: or less commonly swinging

Definition of swingeing

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly British
: very large, high, or severe swingeing fines swingeing taxes

swingeing

adverb
variants: or swinging

Definition of swingeing (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British

Examples of swingeing in a Sentence

Adjective Homeowners now face swingeing increases in their bills. a swingeing criticism of the government's policies

First Known Use of swingeing

Adjective

1575, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1690, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swingeing

Adjective

from present participle of swinge entry 1

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The first known use of swingeing was in 1575

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“Swingeing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swingeing. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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swingeing

adjective
How to pronounce swingeing (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of swingeing

British
: very large and difficult to deal with
: very critical or severe

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