Part of speech:
Disposed to inflict pain or suffering:
Unpleasant, uncomfortable, or hostile to survival:
Causing a stinging sensation; nipping:
Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful.
That can burn, eat away, or destroy tissue by chemical action; corrosive
Gradually destructive; steadily harmful:
Serving to fix colors in dyeing.
Clearly evident or conspicuous; marked:
Hot enough to scald the skin:
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Fierce or impetuous; violent:
Disposed or eager to fight or engage in hostile opposition; belligerent.
Able to overcome the natural defenses of the host; highly infectious
Using, containing, or marked by harshly critical or irate language.
The definition of complimentary is something that is free or included in a larger cost.
Not harsh or severe; mild and soft:
(Of a rule or punishment) Of only moderate severity.
Having qualities attributed to people of noble birth; noble-minded; gracious; magnanimous
nasty, critical in remarks
1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
Sharp or biting, as in character or expression:
Acid is defined as something that has a sour taste, or something that has a pH of less than 7 in chemistry.
That contracts bodily tissue and checks secretions, capillary bleeding, etc.; styptic
Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing:
Penetrating, biting, or caustic:
Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
So sharp as to cause mental pain
Find another word for scathing. In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for scathing, like: brutal, cruel, harsh, biting, burning, caustic, corrosive, harmful, hateful, hurtful and mordant.