biting

biting(
bay
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dihng
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(hurtful)
a. mordaz
The article was a biting rebuke of the majority party's policies.El artículo fue una crítica mordaz a la política del partido mayoritario.
b. cáustico
That comedian is known for his biting sense of humor.Ese comediante es conocido por su sentido del humor cáustico.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(causing discomfort)
a. cortante
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The hiker bundled up to keep out the biting wind.La alpinista se abrigó para protegerse del viento cortante.
b. penetrante
Being Floridians, the Pritchards were quite unaccustomed to the biting Alaskan cold.Como eran de la Florida, los Pritchard no estaban acostumbrados al frío penetrante de Alaska.
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biting
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (wind, satire)
a. penetrante
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
biting [ˈbaɪtɪŋ]
adjective
[+cold, wind] cortante; [+criticism etc] mordaz;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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