cutting remark

cutting remark
Synonyms and related words:
Parthian shot, back answer, caustic remark, comeback, crack, cut, dig, dump, fleer, flout, foolery, gibe, gibing retort, jab, jape, jeer, jest, leg-pull, mock, parting shot, put-down, put-on, quip, rude reproach, scoff, scurrility, short answer, slam, slap, swipe, taunt, twit, verbal thrust

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  • Cutting — Cut ting, a. 1. Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool. [1913 Webster] 2. Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind. [1913 Webster] 3. Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply; a cutting remark. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cutting — 1 noun (C) 1 a stem or leaf that is cut from a plant and put in soil or water to grow into a new plant 2 BrE a piece of writing that is cut from a newspaper, magazine etc; clipping (1) AmE: press/newspaper cuttings: Margot had sent him a bunch of …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cutting — I. noun Date: 14th century 1. something cut or cut off or out: as a. a plant section originating from stem, leaf, or root and capable of developing into a new plant b. harvest 2. something made by cutting; especially record 4 II. adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cutting — [[t]kʌ̱tɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ cuttings 1) N COUNT A cutting is a piece of writing which has been cut from a newspaper or magazine. [BRIT] ...a stack of old photographs and newspaper cuttings... Here are the press cuttings and reviews. Syn: clipping (in AM …   English dictionary

  • cutting — I UK [ˈkʌtɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms cutting : singular cutting plural cuttings * 1) British an article cut out of a newspaper 2) a piece cut from a plant and used for growing into a new plant 3) British a passage cut through something… …   English dictionary

  • cutting — cut|ting1 [ kʌtıŋ ] noun count * 1. ) a piece cut from a plant and used for growing into a new plant 2. ) BRITISH a newspaper CLIPPING 3. ) BRITISH a CUT made for a road or a railroad cutting cut|ting 2 [ kʌtıŋ ] adjective 1. ) a cutting remark… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cutting — cut|ting1 [ˈkʌtıŋ] n 1.) a stem or leaf that is cut from a plant and put in soil or water to grow into a new plant 2.) BrE an article that has been cut from a newspaper or magazine = ↑clipping press/newspaper cuttings ▪ Margot sent him some press …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cutting — 1. noun 1) plant cuttings Syn: scion, slip; graft 2) fabric cuttings Syn: piece, bit, fragment; trimming 2. adjective 1) a cutting remark Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • cutting — 1. noun a newspaper cutting Syn: clipping, article, piece, column, paragraph 2. adjective a cutting remark Syn: hurtful, wounding, barbed, scathing, caustic, sarcastic, snide, spiteful …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • cutting — [ˈkʌtɪŋ] noun [C] British I an article that you have cut from a newspaper or magazine Syn: clipping II adj cutting [ˈkʌtɪŋ] a cutting remark is cruel and intended to upset someone …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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