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scalding

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of scalding

  1. 1 having a notably high temperature the scalding water of a geyser Synonyms of scalding ardent, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, piping hot, red, red-hot, roasting, hot, scorching, searing, sultry, superheated, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, white-hotWords Related to scalding blazing, glowing, igneous, molten, seething, sizzling; heated, overheated, reheated, warmed; snug, toasty, warm, warmish; feverish, flushed, inflamed (also enflamed); canicular, muggy, steamy, summerlike, summery, tropicalNear Antonyms of scalding chill, chilly, coldish, cool, coolish, nippy, snappy; blizzardly, frosty, snowy, subfreezing, subzero, wintry (also wintery); chilled, cooled, refrigerated, unheated; benumbed, numb, shiveringAntonyms of scalding algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, cold, freezing, frigid, frozen, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy

  2. 2 marked by the use of wit that is intended to cause hurt feelings scalding reviews for the overproduced horror movie Synonyms of scalding acerb, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulous, acrid, barbed, biting, caustic, corrosive, cutting, mordant, pungent, sardonic, satiric (or satirical), sarcastic, scathing, sharp, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, smart-mouthed, snarky, tartWords Related to scalding 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 scalding 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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