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swingeing

adjective swinge·ing \ ˈswin-jiŋ \
variants: or less commonly swinging

Definition of swingeing

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

Examples of swingeing in a Sentence

  1. Homeowners now face swingeing increases in their bills.

  2. a swingeing criticism of the government's policies

Origin and Etymology of swingeing

from present participle of 1swinge


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swingeing

adverb
variants: or swinging

Definition of swingeing

chiefly British

First Known Use of swingeing

1690



SWINGEING Defined for English Language Learners

swingeing

adjective

Definition of swingeing for English Language Learners

  • : very large and difficult to deal with

  • : very critical or severe


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