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Adjective: biting  bI-ting
  1. Capable of wounding
    "a biting aphorism";
    - barbed, nipping, pungent, mordacious
  2. Causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold
    "a biting wind";
    - bitter
Verb: bite (bit,bitten)  bIt
  1. To grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
    "Gunny invariably tried to bite her";
    - seize with teeth
  2. Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
    "The sun bit his face";
    - sting, burn
  3. Penetrate or cut, as with a knife
    "The fork bit into the surface"
  4. Deliver a sting to
    "A bee bit my arm yesterday";
    - sting, prick

Sounds like: bighting

See also: painful, sarcastic, sarky [Brit, informal]

Type of: ache, grip, hurt, pierce, smart

Encyclopedia: Biting