Withering meaning

wĭthər-ĭng
Tending to overwhelm or destroy; devastating.

Withering sarcasm.

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The D-Day troops came under withering fire.

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The playboy seemed oblivious to his withering fortune as he continued in his decadent lifestyle.

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Tending to make someone feel small; scornful in a mortifying way.

Jane's mother in law gave her a withering look.

He made withering remarks about his adversary.

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Present participle of wither.
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