Definition of scathing adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈskeɪðɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskeɪðɪŋ//
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criticizing somebody or something very severely in a way that shows no respect synonym withering 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.Extra examples a pretty scathing tone of voice He was scathing about the government’s performance. She knew he was about to make some scathing comment. She launched a scathing attack on the new management. She shot him a scathing look.
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