Definitions

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  • adverb In a way that wounds

Etymologies

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wounding +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "Follies" reminded us forcefully, woundingly, why people need fantasy: Life in the temporal sphere is unpredictable, a bad marriage with destiny.

    Books on Musical Theater

  • Charles is known to be frustrated by his role -- "He is actually an unemployed individual, which says something about the state of the royal family," Mr. Rogers woundingly but accurately said.

    Prince Charles Tears Down Mr. Rogers's Neighborhood

  • In her woundingly funny soliloquies she becomes a one-woman wrestling match between her passionate and practical selves.

    Unhappy In Their Own Way

  • He could be woundingly cruel and manipulative, but so transparent in his machinations that people seemed to find this quality almost endearing, as if he couldn't help himself.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • Every rug, picture, ornament, and chair was in its place—woundingly so.

    Mark Twain

  • Every rug, picture, ornament, and chair was in its place—woundingly so.

    Mark Twain

  • It is surely only an Austenian extreme that brings the novel to its moral crisis on Box Hill, when in two lines Emma wittily and woundingly acts out her impatience with the garrulous Miss Bates.

    Box Hill and the Limits of Realism

  • "They cannot work well if they find themselves subjected to stereotypical analyses, being woundingly pigeon-holed either as unreconstructed reactionaries of the old order, or as sycophantic appointees of the new."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The grief that rocked him was deep, and private, and woundingly intense.

    Shadowfane

  • But none of us can be expected to sit silent in front of Lawrence's woundingly personal accusations.

    A Genius, But…

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