Examples of withering in a Sentence
The book has been the subject of withering criticism.
She gave me a withering look.
Recent Examples of withering from the Web
Musk may be insulated from the withering attacks that Trump has leveled at several CEOs, in part because many other corporate leaders have expressed disappointment with Trump’s decision.
The GOP healthcare plan and Trump’s budget also came under withering scrutiny during the president's absence.
Trump's management style - whether good-natured ribbing or withering comments, depending on one's perspective - dates to his days as a Manhattan real estate developer, when Trump enjoyed operating in an environment of competing factions.
That agency came under withering criticism during the Bush administration for keeping a database about threats to military bases that included reports on peaceful antiwar protesters and dovish Church groups.
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Definition of withering for English Language Learners
: very harsh, severe, or damaging
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