cutting remark

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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 …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 cutting — ► NOUN 1) a piece cut off from something, in particular an article cut from a newspaper or a piece cut from a plant for propagation. 2) an open passage excavated through higher ground for a railway, road, or canal. ► ADJECTIVE 1) capable of… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 remark — I n. 1) to drop, make a remark 2) a biting, catty, caustic, cutting, nasty, scathing remark 3) a casual; complimentary; cryptic; derogatory; facetious; flattering; impertinent; inane; indiscreet; off the cuff; passing; pithy; pointed; reassuring; …

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  • 14 remark — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, passing ▪ occasional ▪ casual, chance, off the cuff, throwaway ▪ …

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  • 15 cutting — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 piece cut off from a plant ADJECTIVE ▪ leaf, root, stem VERB + CUTTING ▪ take CUTTING + VERB ▪ ro …

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  • 16 cutting — noun 1》 a piece cut off from something.     ↘Brit. an article or other piece cut from a newspaper.     ↘a piece cut from a plant for propagation. 2》 Brit. an open passage excavated through higher ground for a railway, road, or canal. adjective 1》 …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 cut — v. & n. v. (cutting; past and past part. cut) 1 tr. (also absol.) penetrate or wound with a sharp edged instrument (cut his finger; the knife won t cut). 2 tr. & intr. (often foll. by into) divide or be divided with a knife etc. (cut the bread;… …

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  • 18 cut — Synonyms and related words: AWOL, French leave, Parthian shot, Platonic form, Platonic idea, Spartan, Vandyke, abandon, abate, abatement, abbreviate, abbreviated, abrade, abrasion, abridge, abridged, abscind, abscondence, absence, absence without …

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  • 19 cut´ting|ly — cut|ting «KUHT ihng», noun, adjective. –noun. 1. a thing cut off or out. 2. a small shoot cut from a plant to grow a new plant; scion; slip: »Mother started the new flower pots with cuttings from the older plants. 3. Especially British. a… …

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  • 20 cut|ting — «KUHT ihng», noun, adjective. –noun. 1. a thing cut off or out. 2. a small shoot cut from a plant to grow a new plant; scion; slip: »Mother started the new flower pots with cuttings from the older plants. 3. Especially British. a newspaper or… …

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