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synonyms for scathing

  • biting
  • caustic
  • harsh
  • mordant
  • sarcastic
  • scorching
  • searing
  • trenchant
  • withering
  • belittling
  • brutal
  • burning
  • cruel
  • cutting
  • mordacious
  • salty
  • scornful
  • severe
  • sulphurous
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antonyms for scathing

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  • calm
  • gentle
  • kind
  • mild
  • nice
  • generous
  • praising
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How to use scathing in a sentence

In the summer of 2018, the city auditor’s office published a scathing report outlining the city’s history of ignoring its growing stormwater needs.
SAN DIEGO’S INFRASTRUCTURE DEFICIT IS REALLY A STORMWATER DEFICITANDREW KEATTSFEBRUARY 8, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Metro on Friday disputed several claims made in a scathing audit of its Rail Operations Control Center, saying its own outside review of the allegations showed many to be untrue while not denying the need to improve workplace culture.
METRO DISPUTES AUDIT THAT CLAIMED RAIL CONTROL CENTER WAS ‘TOXIC WORKPLACE’ ENVIRONMENTJUSTIN GEORGEDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Just days later, a scathing report by short-selling Hindenburg Research alleged a variety of misrepresentations by Nikola of its technology.
WHY TODAY’S GM NEWS IS DEVASTATING FOR NIKOLADZANEMORRISNOVEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
As a scathing new profile of Facebook in the New Yorker observes, “The company’s strategy has never been to manage the problem of dangerous content, but rather to manage the public’s perception of the problem.”
FACEBOOK’S NEW TOOL TO STOP FAKE NEWS IS A GAME CHANGER—IF THE COMPANY WOULD ONLY USE ITJEFFOCTOBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
Celgene’s cancer drug Revlimid saw massive price hikes year-over-year in order to reach sales targets, according to a scathing Congressional probe on Wednesday.
BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB AND CELGENE GOT A BEATING IN CONGRESS ON DRUG PRICES—BUT ONLY CONGRESS CAN FIX THE PROBLEMSY MUKHERJEEOCTOBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
The CEO of Family Health Centers slammed the experience and the project in a scathing email to city officials.
MORNING REPORT: A NEW TWIST IN THE NAVIGATION CENTER SAGAVOICE OF SAN DIEGOOCTOBER 1, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Among the most vocal was state Attorney General David Yost, who filed a scathing brief with the tax authority this summer.
OHIO JUST ORDERED GM TO REPAY $28 MILLION IN TAX BREAKS FOR CLOSING THE LORDSTOWN AUTO PLANTBY DAN O’BRIEN, THE BUSINESS JOURNALSEPTEMBER 28, 2020PROPUBLICA
In 2016, a scathing state audit requested by San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber found numerous flaws and errors within the system.
SACRAMENTO REPORT: NEW POLICE REFORM COMMITTEE MEMBERS COUNT POLICE UNIONS AMONG DONORSSARA LIBBYSEPTEMBER 25, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Scathing sentences already took shape in his brain, but deeper investigation would be necessary before he could write anything.
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Scathing letters are all right, but they should be directed and stamped, then burned just before they are trusted to the mails.
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT PHILOSOPHERS, VOLUME 8ELBERT HUBBARD
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WORDS RELATED TO SCATHING

  • censorious
  • contumelious
  • defamatory
  • derisive
  • disparaging
  • insolent
  • insulting
  • invective
  • libelous
  • obloquious
  • offensive
  • opprobrious
  • reproachful
  • reviling
  • rude
  • sarcastic
  • scathing
  • scolding
  • scurrilous
  • sharp-tongued
  • slanderous
  • traducing
  • upbraiding
  • vilifying
  • vituperative
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