tearing

adjective
tear·ing | \ˈter-iŋ \

Definition of tearing 

1 : causing continued or repeated pain or distress

2 : hasty, violent

3 chiefly British : splendid

First Known Use of tearing

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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