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Meaning of BITING

Pronunciation:  'bIting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind"
  2. [adj]  capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"

BITING is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: barbed, bitter, mordacious, nipping, painful, pungent, sarcastic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bit"ing\, a.
That bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic. ``A biting
affliction.'' ``A biting jest.'' --Shak.

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