blistering

blistering ADJECTIVE 1) (of heat) intense. 2) (of criticism) very vehement. 3) (in sport) extremely fast, forceful, or impressive.
DERIVATIVES blisteringly adverb.

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  • blistering — listering adj. 1. harshly or corrosively critical in tone; of comments about people or their actions. blistering criticism Syn: acerb, acerbic, acid, bitter, caustic, scathing, venomous, virulent, vitriolic. [WordNet 1.5] 2. intensely hot.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blistering — [blis′tər iŋ] adj. 1. causing blisters 2. so hot so as to seem to cause blisters [blistering heat] 3. extreme or intense [a blistering diatribe] 4. very fast [a blistering run] …   English World dictionary

  • Blistering — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Se conoce como blistering a los abultamientos o chichones que aparecen sobre la superficie de los neumáticos de los bólidos de Fórmula 1 a causa de la elevada temperatura que alcanzan en la pista. Este fenómeno… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Blistering — A form of trimming in the 16th century. Produced by slits in sleeves and waists of outer garments, and through these slits the under garments came in puffs or blisters …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • blistering — [[t]blɪ̱stərɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Blistering heat is very great heat. ...a blistering summer day. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A blistering remark expresses great anger or dislike. The president responded to this with a blistering attack on his… …   English dictionary

  • blistering — blis|ter|ing [ˈblıstərıŋ] adj 1.) extremely hot = ↑blazing ▪ the blistering heat of the desert 2.) blistering attack/criticism etc very critical remarks expressing anger and disapproval ▪ She launched into a blistering attack on her boss. 3.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blistering — blis|ter|ing [ blıstərıŋ ] adjective 1. ) blistering heat or temperatures are extremely hot 2. ) blistering criticism is very severe: Critics have launched a blistering attack on O Halloran s latest play. 3. ) used for emphasizing the force or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blistering — UK [ˈblɪst(ə)rɪŋ] / US [ˈblɪstərɪŋ] adjective 1) used for emphasizing the force or speed with which something is done Hakkinen drove at a blistering pace (= very fast). 2) blistering criticism is very severe Critics have launched a blistering… …   English dictionary

  • blistering — adjective Date: 1562 1. extremely intense or severe < blistering heat > 2. very rapid < a blistering pace > • blistering adverb • blisteringly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • blistering — adjective 1 extremely hot: the blistering heat of the desert 2 blistering attack/criticism etc very critical remarks expressing anger and disapproval: She launched into a blistering attack on her boss. blisteringly adverb: Cover up, as the sun… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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