Definitions

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  • adv. In a scathing manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With damaging or withering severity; unsparingly: as, he was scathingly denounced.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a scathing and unsparing manner

Etymologies

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scathing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • So, I'm not really prepared to write about it yet, but while I was reading at dinner tonight at Irene's, home of the world's best hamburger and fries, I got what I can only call a scathingly brilliant idea.

    I get these scathingly brilliant ideas sometimes...

  • In an extremely low hiss, his fixed idea of argument found expression scathingly:

    Victory

  • And I should clarify that my use of the word "scathingly" in no way suggests I don't like his reportage.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Lavinia "-- scathingly --" the sound you just made was extremely like a snort.

    A Little Princess

  • A few years ago, he was one of Egypt s boldest bloggers, scathingly critical of his government and of conservative Islam.

    Anastasia Hobbet: Where Is Kareem Amer?

  • A few years ago, he was one of Egypt's boldest bloggers, scathingly critical of his government and of conservative Islam.

    Anastasia Hobbet: Where Is Kareem Amer?

  • She sent her whale-boat down the coast twenty miles for limes and oranges, and wanted to know scathingly why said fruits had not long since been planted at Berande, while he was beneath contempt because there was no kitchen garden.

    Chapter 7

  • A year and a half ago, I wrote scathingly about Shriver's report on women.

    Lisa Solod: Stand By Your Man?

  • One of the NATO's most ardent defenders and pointed critics, the outgoing U.S. defense chief scathingly accused Europe of behaving increasingly like a free rider, as budget cuts eat deeper into military spending.

    Gates Questions NATO's Future

  • But Y&R's Michelle Stafford — who submitted the eppy where Phyllis rips Nick a new one over his pathetic obsession with Sharon — is just too scathingly, blazingly brilliant to ignore.

    Daytime Emmy Awards: Michael Logan's Fearless Predictions

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