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Definition of scathing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1criticizing someone or something very severely synonym withering
  2. 2 a scathing attack on the new management Her father gave her a scathing look. scathing about somebody/something He was scathing about the government's performance.
adverb “Oh, she's just a kid,” he said scathingly.
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