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Synonyms for biting
ˈbaɪ tɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious(adj)

    capable of wounding

    "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"

    Synonyms:
    briary, nipping, prickly, barbed, setose, mordacious, snappy, crisp, pungent, burred, nippy, bristly, barbellate, setaceous, briery, thorny, acrid, burry, bitter, spiny, bristled, frosty

    Antonyms:
    unsarcastic, painless

  2. biting, bitter(adj)

    causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold

    "bitter cold"; "a biting wind"

    Synonyms:
    virulent, nipping, barbed, vitriolic, mordacious, acerbic, sulphurous, acrimonious, caustic, acrid, sulfurous, blistering, acid, pungent, bitter, acerb

    Antonyms:
    unsarcastic, painless

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. biting

    Acid, sour, and bitter agree in being contrasted with sweet, but the two former are sharply distinguished from the latter. Acid or sour is the taste of vinegar or lemon-juice; bitter that of quassia, quinine, or strychnine. Acrid is nearly allied to bitter. Pungent suggests the effect of pepper or snuff on the organs of taste or smell; as, a pungent odor. Caustic indicates the corroding effect of some strong chemical, as nitrate of silver. In a figurative sense, as applied to language or character, these words are very closely allied. We say a sour face, sharp words, bitter complaints, caustic wit, cutting irony, biting sarcasm, a stinging taunt, harsh judgment, a tart reply. Harsh carries the idea of intentional and severe unkindness, bitter of a severity that arises from real or supposed ill treatment. The bitter speech springs from the sore heart. Tart and sharp utterances may not proceed from an intention to wound, but merely from a wit recklessly keen; cutting, stinging, and biting speech indicates more or less of hostile intent, the latter being the more deeply malicious. The caustic utterance is meant to burn, perhaps wholesomely, as in the satire of Juvenal or Cervantes. Compare MOROSE.

    Synonyms:
    acerb, acetous, acid, acidulated, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, bitter, caustic, cutting, harsh, irate, pungent, savage, sharp, sour, stinging, tart, vinegarish, virulent

    Antonyms:
    dulcet, honeyed, luscious, nectared, saccharine, sweet

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. biting

    Synonyms:
    pungent, censorious, piercing, gnawing, sarcastic, sardonic, trenchant

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, genial, soothing, complacent, flattering

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. biting(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pungent, piquant, hot, sharp, peppery, stinging, high-flavored, high-seasoned

  2. biting(a.)

    Synonyms:
    severe, sarcastic, cutting, caustic

  3. biting(a.)

    Synonyms:
    cold, freezing, nipping, piercing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. biting(a)

    Synonyms:
    stinging, sharp, cutting, sarcastic, caustic, scathing, bitter, satirical, pungent, piquant, nipping, blasting, erosive, corrosive, acrid, mordant

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How to use biting in a sentence?

  1. Abdul Hadi:

    There is a great difference between our son being born in his country and born here in such a miserable conditions and this cold weather. The cold is biting for us, let alone for a newborn, tAKE THEM BACK.

  2. The Yonkers Police Department:

    This coyote, including a second coyote observed traveling with the same, is suspected of multiple biting attacks in Yonkers and the surrounding jurisdictions over the past several days.

  3. Natasha Burgert:

    So, teething isn't something that parents should be worried about or something that need tremendous action plans, however, if they do notice their kids are fussy and biting on things we can address them in many ways.

  4. Natasha Burgert:

    Teething is not a medical problem. Teething is natural, it's important, and the vast majority of kids really do great, so, teething isn't something that parents should be worried about or something that need tremendous action plans, however, if they do notice their kids are fussy and biting on things we can address them in many ways.

  5. Director Jonathan Jarvis:

    While there will continue to be opportunities for limited donor recognition in parks, no one is going to commercialize national parks and park superintendents still won’t be allowed to solicit donations, we have federal law to back us up on that. Still, some non-profit groups are fiercely opposed to the revision and backlash on social media has been biting.


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