Synonyms and Antonyms of cutting
1 causing intense discomfort to one's skin a frigid day with a cutting wind that made it seem even colder Synonyms biting, bitter, keen, penetrating, piercing, raw, sharp, shrewd, smarting, stinging Related Words brisk, invigorating, nippy, snappy; needlelike, prickly, tingling; caustic, corrosive Near Antonyms balmy, gentle, mild, soothing
2 having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something the cutting side of the sword blade Synonyms sharp, edged, edgy, ground, honed, keen, sharpened, stropped, trenchant, whettedRelated Words clawlike, daggerlike, knifelike; jabbing, jagged, lacerating, piercing, scratching, stabbing; pointed, pointy, spiky (also spikey)Near Antonyms rounded, smooth; soft; even, flat, level, slickAntonyms blunt, blunted, dull, dulled, obtuse
3 marked by the use of wit that is intended to cause hurt feelings her cutting comments serve only one purpose: to make someone cry Synonyms acerb, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulous, acrid, barbed, biting, caustic, corrosive, sarcastic, mordant, pungent, sardonic, satiric (or satirical), scalding, scathing, sharp, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, smart-mouthed, snarky, tartRelated Words 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 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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