An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. mordaz
Tim was known for his quick mind and scathing wit.Tim era famoso por su agudeza y su ingenio mordaz.
b. cáustico
Margaret's scathing remarks about her colleagues made her unpopular.Los comentarios cáusticos de Margaret acerca de sus compañeros la volvieron poco popular.
c. feroz
The committee's scathing criticism of the scheme led to it being reviewed.El proyecto fue revisado tras recibir críticas feroces por parte de la comisión.
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My boss is often scathing but I know that he's pushing me for my own good.Mi jefe es a menudo feroz en sus críticas pero sé que me está presionando por mi propio bien.
Visitors were scathing about the quality of service they received.Los visitantes hicieron comentarios cáusticos acerca de la calidad de servicio recibido.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (remark, sarcasm)
a. mordaz, cáustico(a)
she was scathing about the security arrangementscriticó con mordacidad las medidas de seguridad
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scathing [ˈskeɪðɪŋ]
[+criticism, article, remark] mordaz; [+look] feroz
Alf gave his brother a scathing look
he was scathing about our trains hizo comentarios mordaces sobre nuestros trenes; he was pretty scathing dijo cosas bastante duras; to make a scathing attack on sb/sth atacar mordazmente a algn/algo
He made a scathing attack on the party's economic policy to give sb a scathing look She can be rather scathing at times the leader of the opposition made some scathing remarks about the prime minister's handling of the situation he launched into a scathing attack on so-called British justice she came in for some scathing criticism from the boss, who couldn't find anything good to say about her work He made some fairly scathing remarks about the team's performance
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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