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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swingeing. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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