To scathing is to criticize harshly. When you scathingly critique someone's work, you are usually very critical.

  • The scathing review was full of negative comments.

  • The scathing review left no room for interpretation.

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Example Sentences for scathing

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    The opposition were scathing in their criticism of the NDP.

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    Jourgensen frequently offered scathing criticism of the Bush family.

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    It has been scathing in its criticism of the Patriot Act.

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    Bush has been the subject of both popular praise and scathing criticism.

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    It was a scathing critique of the leftist establishment of the era.

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    Dukakis suffered a scathing defeat in the election.

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    The negative reviews were mainly scathing.

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    His scathing sense of humour appealed to women.

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    These are the scathing comments by cast members and studio heads.

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    That has led to a jeremiad mentality, epitomized by Al Gore and the scathing warnings.