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Synonyms for cutting
ˈkʌt ɪŋcut·ting

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Wiktionary

  1. cuttingadjective

    That is used for cutting.

    I need some sort of cutting utensil to get through this shrink wrap.

    Synonyms:
    cut

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cutting

    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, biting, bitter, caustic, harsh, irate, pungent, savage, sharp, sour, stinging, tart, vinegarish, virulent

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. film editing, cuttingnoun

    the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film

    Synonyms:
    clipping, thinning, cutting off, film editing, slip, press clipping, cut, carving, newspaper clipping, press cutting

    Antonyms:
    kind, dull, hot

  2. cutting, slipnoun

    a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

    Synonyms:
    berth, film editing, parapraxis, trip, case, faux pas, pillowcase, miscue, press clipping, gaffe, slickness, slipperiness, elusion, cut, mooring, press cutting, cutting off, slick, chemise, thinning, teddy, sideslip, clipping, eluding, shimmy, moorage, gaucherie, slip, skid, slip of paper, shift, newspaper clipping, pillow slip, solecism, carving, strip, slip-up

    Antonyms:
    hot, kind, dull

  3. cut, cuttingnoun

    the act of cutting something into parts

    "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"

    Synonyms:
    gash, press clipping, clipping, cold shoulder, press cutting, slip, film editing, slash, newspaper clipping, cut, swing, deletion, carving, thinning, cutting off, excision, baseball swing, track, undercut, cut of meat, snub, slice, stinger

    Antonyms:
    dull, kind, hot

  4. cuttingnoun

    a piece cut off from the main part of something

    Synonyms:
    clipping, cutting off, film editing, slip, press clipping, cut, newspaper clipping, carving, thinning, press cutting

    Antonyms:
    dull, hot, kind

  5. clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, cutting, press cuttingnoun

    an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine

    "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"

    Synonyms:
    clipping, clip, cut, snip, trimming, film editing, slip, press clipping, press cutting, carving, cutting off, thinning, newspaper clipping, trim

    Antonyms:
    kind, hot, dull

  6. carving, cuttingnoun

    removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape

    Synonyms:
    clipping, thinning, cutting off, film editing, slip, press clipping, cut, sculpture, carving, newspaper clipping, press cutting

    Antonyms:
    dull, hot, kind

  7. cut, cuttingnoun

    the division of a deck of cards before dealing

    "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"

    Synonyms:
    gash, press clipping, clipping, cold shoulder, press cutting, slip, film editing, slash, newspaper clipping, cut, swing, deletion, carving, thinning, cutting off, excision, baseball swing, track, undercut, cut of meat, snub, slice, stinger

    Antonyms:
    hot, dull, kind

  8. cut, cuttingnoun

    the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

    "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

    Synonyms:
    gash, press clipping, clipping, cold shoulder, press cutting, slip, film editing, slash, newspaper clipping, cut, swing, deletion, carving, thinning, cutting off, excision, baseball swing, track, undercut, cut of meat, snub, slice, stinger

    Antonyms:
    dull, hot, kind

  9. cutting, thinningnoun

    the act of diluting something

    "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine"

    Synonyms:
    clipping, cutting off, film editing, slip, press clipping, cut, newspaper clipping, carving, thinning, press cutting

    Antonyms:
    hot, kind, dull

  10. cut, cutting, cutting offadjective

    the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

    "the barber gave him a good cut"

    Synonyms:
    gash, abscission, press clipping, clipping, cold shoulder, press cutting, slip, film editing, slash, newspaper clipping, cut, swing, deletion, carving, thinning, cutting off, excision, baseball swing, track, undercut, cut of meat, snub, slice, stinger

    Antonyms:
    kind, dull, hot

  11. cutting, edged, stingingadjective

    (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character

    "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"

    Synonyms:
    keen, piercing, edged, stabbing, knifelike, raw, stinging, lancinate, lancinating, bleak

    Antonyms:
    kind, hot, dull

  12. bleak, cutting, rawadjective

    unpleasantly cold and damp

    "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

    Synonyms:
    sensitive, tender, bare-assed, new, sore, bare-ass, bare, raw, lancinating, stinging, black, unsanded, natural, peeled, stark naked, desolate, dim, piercing, in the altogether, naked as a jaybird, in the raw, crude, lancinate, knifelike, keen, edged, barren, raw(a), rude(a), naked, bleak, stabbing, stark, in the buff

    Antonyms:
    kind, dull, hot

  13. cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinatingadjective

    painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

    "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"

    Synonyms:
    slap-up, cracking, neat, sharp, lancinating, wounding, incisive, peachy, swell, knifelike, corking, bully, keen, dandy, nifty, smashing, not bad(p), raw, discriminating, bang-up, acute, groovy, lancinate, stinging, edged, exquisite, penetrating, piercing, bleak, great, stabbing, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    dull, kind, hot

Editors Contribution

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cuttingadjective

    Synonyms:
    sharp, keen

  2. cuttingadjective

    Synonyms:
    severe, sarcastic, satirical

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How to use cutting in a sentence?

  1. Ben Wood:

    Nokia seems to have put together a very elegant deal in order to maximize the potential to drive some revenue from the handset business, with no risk in terms of hardware, the brand is strong in the feature phone space, but does it stand for a cutting-edge future proof smartphone? That's unclear ... It's a brand that has lost its lustre.

  2. Simon Tilford:

    So the burden of adjustment... falls squarely on labor, basically on cutting labor costs, that, politically, is a precarious basis for a currency.

  3. Kim Jang-won:

    There's no special news about the merger today, while investors seem to expect the company to improve business strategy, further focusing on profitability through cutting costs from the synergy effect.

  4. Van Assche:

    We're cutting costs in every way, shape and form that we can, this boom and bust thing has been a lot of fun.

  5. Kathleen Clyde:

    It will likely increase the number of abortions in Ohio by cutting access to birth control and access to sex education in Ohio.


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