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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. John Bolton:

    Sanctions are biting, and more added last night.

  2. Snuki Zikalala:

    The race for Gauteng was nail-biting, and the last two days have been sleepless nights, it's a lesson that we should make sure that we win back the support of the middle class and skilled people. We used to say we don't care for clever blacks, that was a mistake. Those are the people who run the economy.

  3. John Bolton:

    Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons, its threats to exceed the limits set in the failed Iran nuclear deal in the coming days ... are not signs of a nation seeking peace, sanctions are biting, and more added last night.

  4. Anthony Bove:

    The dogs started biting, he's trying to push them away. They overpower him.

  5. Boscawen Police Lt. Jason Killary:

    He succeeded in biting on the dog, but it didn’t have the same effect as the dog biting on him.


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