Withering - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪðərɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word withering
Brit.  |ˈwɪðərɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word withering
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to wither

noun

- any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use) (syn: atrophy)

adjective

- wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction(syn: annihilating, annihilative, devastating)
- making light of(syn: annihilating, devastating)

Examples

The book has been the subject of withering criticism.

She gave me a withering look.

the guns opened a withering fire

to compliments inflated I've a withering reply

...a cavalry charge that was turned back by withering fire...

...the snobby waiter gave me a withering look when I ordered the cheapest wine on the list...

they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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