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Synonyms for biting
ˈbaɪ tɪŋbit·ing

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordaciousadjective

    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, bitteradjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bitingadjective

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

  2. bitingadjective

    Synonyms:
    severe, sarcastic, cutting, caustic

  3. bitingadjective

    Synonyms:
    cold, freezing, nipping, piercing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bitingadjective

    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. 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.

  2. Cedric Leighton:

    This is a boa constrictor that is biting off one piece at a time and is basically trying to choke the entire country.

  3. Dan Herbert:

    The school called the police because they were required to make a report, they lied. They said this kid was biting, scratching, kicking other kids. It didn't happen.

  4. Austin O'Malley:

    Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.

  5. Sir Philip Sidney:

    But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step-dame Studys blows...Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite,Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write.


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