withering

adjective

Definition of withering

  1. :  acting or serving to cut down or destroy :  devastating <a withering fire from the enemy> <a withering rebuke>

witheringly

play \ˈwith-riŋ-lē, ˈwi-thə-\ adverb

Examples of withering in a sentence

  1. The book has been the subject of withering criticism.

  2. She gave me a withering look.

1579

First Known Use of withering

1579


WITHERING Defined for English Language Learners

withering

adjective

Definition of withering for English Language Learners

  • : very harsh, severe, or damaging



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