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Melissa McCarthy just opened this new movie, 'Identity Thief,' and Rex Reed, who's a known critic, wrote a scathing commentary on her weight. I think that weight designation is one of the last frontiers of bullying. I don't know what the right 'ism' for it is, but I think that there's a level of that that's happening that's certainly not okay.
Josh Gad

Meaning of "scathing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SCATHING

scathing  [ˈskeɪðɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCATHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scathing is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SCATHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of scathing in the English dictionary

The definition of scathing in the dictionary is harshly critical; scornful. Other definition of scathing is damaging; painful.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCATHING


bathing
ˈbeɪðɪŋ
breathing
ˈbriːðɪŋ
clothing
ˈkləʊðɪŋ
farthing
ˈfɑːðɪŋ
loathing
ˈləʊðɪŋ
nithing
ˈnaɪðɪŋ
overbreathing
ˌəʊvəˈbriːðɪŋ
seething
ˈsiːðɪŋ
self-loathing
ˌselfˈləʊðɪŋ
sheathing
ˈʃiːðɪŋ
soothing
ˈsuːðɪŋ
southing
ˈsaʊðɪŋ
sunbathing
ˈsʌnbeɪðɪŋ
teething
ˈtiːðɪŋ
tithing
ˈtaɪðɪŋ
trithing
ˈtraɪðɪŋ
unbreathing
ʌnˈbriːðɪŋ
unclothing
ʌnˈkləʊðɪŋ
underclothing
ˈʌndəˌkləʊðɪŋ
Worthing
ˈwɜːðɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCATHING

scat
scatback
scath
scathe
scatheful
scathefulness
scatheless
scathingly
scatologic
scatological
scatologist
scatology
scatophagous
scatophagy
scatt
scatted
scatter
scatter cushion
scatter diagram
scatter pin

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCATHING

anything
be on to a good thing
birthing
everything
first thing
fishing
get down on something
gunsmithing
hypnobirthing
know-nothing
last thing
like anything
nothing
something
sure thing
the first thing
the other thing
the real thing
the thing
thing
wolf in sheep´s clothing

Synonyms and antonyms of scathing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SCATHING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «scathing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of scathing

Translation of «scathing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCATHING

Find out the translation of scathing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scathing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scathing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

尖锐的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mordaz
570 millions of speakers

English

scathing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कटु
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اذعا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уничтожающим
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mordaz
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কঠোর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

très critique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Scathing
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

scharf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

痛烈な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신랄한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Scathing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thiệt hại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடுமையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हतबल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kırıcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

duro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zjadliwy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нищівним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nimicitor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καυστική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

striemende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svidande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bitende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scathing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCATHING»

The term «scathing» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.399 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCATHING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scathing

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4 QUOTES WITH «SCATHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word scathing.
1
Tina Fey
I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir, so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense, but I think I was known for being relatively scathing.
2
Josh Gad
Melissa McCarthy just opened this new movie, 'Identity Thief,' and Rex Reed, who's a known critic, wrote a scathing commentary on her weight. I think that weight designation is one of the last frontiers of bullying. I don't know what the right 'ism' for it is, but I think that there's a level of that that's happening that's certainly not okay.
3
Bjorn Lomborg
A review was published in Nature, very scathing, essentially calling me incompetent, though they didn't use that word. I am putting a reply on my Web site in a few days, where I go through their arguments, paragraph by paragraph.
4
Patrick Stump
I write really scathing, angry stuff when I'm in a better mood, and then uplifting and happy stuff when I'm at the absolute bottom.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCATHING»

Discover the use of scathing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scathing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Slapstick and Superego: Essays, Rants and Scathing Social ...
tom waters. In May of 2006, The Pet Shop Boys released a limited edition version of their new album Fundamental, with a remix of their 1989 song 'In Private'. The original recording featured Dusty Springfield on the duet, while the 2006 ...
tom waters, 2010
2
Diatribe: A Scathing Journey Into the Heart of the Financial ...
While this book soothes with simplicity, it is as expansive as global economics, and as charged as the cauldron of high-stakes financial markets. AMER CHAUDRI has worked in Finance and Banking for 15 years and onthree continents.
Amer Chaudri, 2010
3
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms
Their acrid temper turns ... the milk of their good purpose all to curd— Cuwper) < an acrid denunciation of the use of the House floor to broadcast falsehoods— Roy) Scathing retains its basic implication of injuring chiefly in its suggestion of a  ...
Merriam-Webster, Inc, 1984
4
Concert Life in Puerto Rico, 1957-1992: Views and Reviews
Locally. Styled. Viet-Rock. is. Scathing. Attack. on. Military. The San Juan Star November 24, 1970 By Francis Schwartz The Southeast Asian War, a catalyst of social change in the United States, has motivated musicians, poets, composers, ...
Donald Thompson, 1998
5
Raven Calls
She walked around me, eyeing the ropes and the dead tree with a sort of scathing respect. Respect for the bindings, scathing for me. “Seriously, look at you. You've spent my entire life running from responsibility and pretending all you 're good ...
C.E. Murphy, 2012
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Harrap's essential English Dictionary
... as frightening] scathing /'skeidirj/ adjective Someone is scathing about something, or makes a scathing comment or remark about it when they criticize it scornfully or in a hurtful way: He was scathing about the government's economic policy, ...
‎1996
7
Insult A Day, an : Scathing (but Funny) Quips and Gibes: ...
An Insult A Day: Scathing (but funny) Quips and Gibes 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar contains pithy proclamations from politicians, comedians, talk show hosts, and celebrities, as well as the best zingers from movies and television shows.
Kathryn Petras, Ross Petras, 2011
8
The Word: The Dictionary That Reveals the Hebrew Source of ...
The Dictionary That Reveals the Hebrew Source of English Isaac E. Mozeson. scared/CREED/HORRID/SCARE scarf/COLLAR/SCARF/SCRUFF scarlet/ SCARLET scat/SCADS(A)/SCOOT/SHOOT scathe/SCATHING scathing/ SCATHING ...
Isaac E. Mozeson, 2001
9
Scathing Indictment of Meatpacking Industry in Upton ...
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Patrick Sing, 2012
10
Aesthetic Sexuality: A Literary History of Sadomasochism
Scathing. pleasure. The aesthetics of theflower figure, andthe perverse pleasure they represent, also serveasameans of political critique incondemning the hypocrisy and brutality exercisedby Western European governments.
Romana Byrne, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCATHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scathing is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scathing Political Cartoons Take On Greece, Eurozone's Unpopular …
A flurry of political cartoons from around the globe tackles Greece's debt crisis with a sharp mix of comedy and tragedy, with a nod to Greek dramatic tradition. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Physician's Scathing Remarks Humiliate Patient, Cost Hospital
This social silence is not the best approach, especially since the scathing Washington Post article is the sixth result when you Google "Aisthesis Bethesda MD.". «HealthLeaders Media, Jul 15»
3
Richard Desmond scathing about O'Reilly's leadership
Mr Desmond says Mr O'Reilly is a “very nice bloke” and “a good salesman” but, in an interview with The Irish Times, he is scathing about the way IN&M was run ... «Irish Times, Jun 15»
4
Court sides with Ute tribe in scathing opinion
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has issued a scathing opinion warning Utah authorities against patrolling tribal land where they don't have ... «KSL.com, Jun 15»
5
'Middle-Class Millennial Female' Writes Scathing Open-Letter to …
A self-described “middle-class millennial female” penned a scathing letter aimed at Hillary Clinton Tuesday, skewering the Democratic presidential candidate ... «TheBlaze.com, May 15»
6
When Matt Preston wrote a scathing review of Shannon Bennett little …
RESTAURATER Shannon Bennett first crossed paths with MasterChef Australia judge and former food critic Matt Preston via a scathing review. «The Daily Telegraph, Apr 15»
7
BURN! 8-Year-Old Patriot's Scathing Letter SHREDS Michelle …
Peter could put up with the president's sub-par speeches. Though he didn't agree with it, he could understand why Obama refused to put troops on the ground in ... «Daily Caller, Apr 15»
8
Bench Bale! The scathing anti-Gareth Bale Twitter campaign set up …
Football fans are amongst the most emotional people in the world, we all get carried away, but one Real Madrid fan has gone too far. We've all been there, our ... «WalesOnline, Apr 15»
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One Economist Just Delivered a Scathing Indictment of the New …
He is scathing on the damage he sees brought to the Greek economy by the election of the Syriza government. He used this chart to illustrate his point: the ... «Bloomberg, Apr 15»
10
Texas health commissioner still on job after scathing report
AUSTIN (AP) — A state contracting scandal that dealt Republican Gov. Greg Abbott the first crisis of his administration escalated Monday with a scathing state ... «KXAN.com, Mar 15»

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