biting definition

  • adjective:
    • Causing a stinging feeling; nipping: biting cold.
    • with the capacity of grasping and affecting or wounding; cutting: a biting aphorism. See Synonyms at incisive.
    • Of or concerning bugs and particular various other pets that wound the skin with a sting, mouthparts, or fangs.
    • Causing a stinging feeling.
    • Cutting or incisive.
    • Tending to bite.
    • That bites; razor-sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic.
    • causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; utilized particularly of cool
    • with the capacity of wounding
  • verb:
    • Present participle of bite.
  • noun:
    • The action associated with verb to bite.
    • An occurrence of a bite.
    • The activity of cutting, piercing, etc., in just about any sense of bite.
    • The corroding activity of a mordant upon a metal dish, anywhere the lines of a design, drawn upon a prepared ground, have been laid bare with a needle, as in etching, or the surface is alternately ended aside and subjected, like in aquatint.
  • others:
    • Nipping; keen: as, biting cold; biting weather condition.
    • serious; razor-sharp; sour; painful: as, a “biting ailment,”
    • Acrid; hot; pungent: because, a biting taste.
    • Hence Sharp; extreme; cutting; sarcastic: as, a biting remark.

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