tearing

adjective
tear·​ing | \ ˈter-iŋ How to pronounce tearing (audio) \

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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The first known use of tearing was in 1581

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“Tearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tearing. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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