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Meaning & Definition of Biting in English

English

Biting

/baɪtɪŋ/

adjective

1. Capable of wounding

  • "A barbed compliment"
  • "A biting aphorism"
  • "Pungent satire"
    synonym:
  • barbed
  • ,
  • biting
  • ,
  • nipping
  • ,
  • pungent
  • ,
  • mordacious

2. Causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation

  • Used especially of cold
  • "Bitter cold"
  • "A biting wind"
    synonym:
  • biting
  • ,
  • bitter

Examples of using

Tom has the habit of biting his nails.
She has a habit of biting her nails.
Stop biting your nails.