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Synonyms of biting

Verb


1. bite, seize with teeth, grip

usage: to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"

2. bite, sting, burn, ache, smart, hurt

usage: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"

3. bite, pierce

usage: penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"

4. sting, bite, prick, pierce

usage: deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"

Adjective


1. barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious, sarcastic (vs. unsarcastic)

usage: capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"

2. biting, bitter, painful (vs. painless)

usage: causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind"

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