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scathing

see definition of scathing
  • adjnasty, critical in remarks
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Synonyms for scathing

adj nasty, critical in remarks
  • biting
  • caustic
  • harsh
  • mordant
  • sarcastic
  • scorching
  • searing
  • trenchant
  • withering
  • belittling
  • brutal
  • burning
  • cruel
  • cutting
  • mordacious
  • salty
  • scornful
  • severe
  • sulphurous

Antonyms for scathing

  • calm
  • gentle
  • kind
  • mild
  • nice
  • generous
  • praising
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More words related to scathing

abusive

adjective. exhibiting unkind behavior or words
  • calumniating
  • castigating
  • censorious
  • contumelious
  • defamatory
  • derisive
  • disparaging
  • insolent
  • insulting
  • invective
  • libelous
  • maligning
  • obloquious
  • offensive
  • opprobrious
  • reproachful
  • reviling
  • rude
  • sarcastic
  • scathing
  • scolding
  • scurrilous
  • sharp-tongued
  • slanderous
  • traducing
  • upbraiding
  • vilifying
  • vituperative
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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