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biting

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of biting

  1. 1 causing intense discomfort to one's skin a biting wind that only the toughest football fans were willing to endure Synonyms of biting cutting, bitter, keen, penetrating, piercing, raw, sharp, shrewd, smarting, stingingWords Related to biting brisk, invigorating, nippy, snappy; needlelike, prickly, tingling; caustic, corrosiveNear Antonyms of biting balmy, gentle, mild, soothing

  2. 2 marked by the use of wit that is intended to cause hurt feelings the biting comments by the popular girls about the new kid in class Synonyms of biting acerb, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulous, acrid, barbed, sarcastic, caustic, corrosive, cutting, mordant, pungent, sardonic, satiric (or satirical), scalding, scathing, sharp, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, smart-mouthed, snarky, tartWords Related to biting brisk, cross, sharp-tongued, sour, sourish, spiky (also spikey), tartish; incisive, keen, poignant, trenchant; cynical, dry, ironic (also ironical), wry; facetious, flippant, tongue-in-cheek; acrimonious, bitter, resentful, vitriolic; harsh, rough, severe, stringent; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), concise, crisp, curt, gruff, pithy, snippety, snippy, succinct, terse; backhanded, insincereNear Antonyms of biting amusing, droll, merry, playful, sportive, waggish; gentle, mild; bland; good-humored, good-natured; diplomatic, polite, smooth, suave, urbane; affable, cordial, genial, gracious, hospitable, sociable



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