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

     

    cutting

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈkʌtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌtɪŋ//
     
    [usually before noun] Describing unpleasant traits
     
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  1. 1unkind and likely to hurt somebody’s feelings synonym biting a cutting remark There was a cutting reference to Taylor’s failure to secure a deal. See related entries: Describing unpleasant traits
  2. 2(of winds) cold in a sharp and unpleasant way synonym biting
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cutting