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English adjective: cutting

1. cutting (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character


SamplesCutting remarks.
Edged satire.
A stinging comment.


Synonymsedged, stinging


Similarunkind


Antonymskind

2. cutting unpleasantly cold and damp


SamplesBleak winds of the North Atlantic.


Synonymsbleak, raw


Similarcold


Antonymshot

3. cutting painful as if caused by a sharp instrument


SamplesA cutting wind.
Keen winds.
Knifelike cold.
Piercing knifelike pains.
Piercing cold.
Piercing criticism.
A stabbing pain.
Lancinating pain.


Synonymskeen, knifelike, lancinate, lancinating, piercing, stabbing


Similarsharp


Antonymsdull


English noun: cutting

1. cutting (act) the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film


Synonymsfilm editing


Broader (hypernym)creating by removal

2. cutting (plant) a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting


Synonymsslip


Broader (hypernym)stalk, stem


Narrower (hyponym)quickset

3. cutting (act) the act of cutting something into parts


SamplesHis cuts were skillful.
His cutting of the cake made a terrible mess.


Synonymscut


Broader (hypernym)division


Narrower (hyponym)dissection, scission, severance, severing, slicing, undercut

4. cutting (object) a piece cut off from the main part of something


Broader (hypernym)part, piece


Narrower (hyponym)pruning

5. cutting (communication) an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine


SamplesHe searched through piles of letters and clippings.


Synonymsclipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting


Broader (hypernym)excerpt, excerption, extract, selection

6. cutting (act) removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape


Synonymscarving


Broader (hypernym)creating by removal


Narrower (hyponym)petroglyph, truncation

7. cutting (act) the division of a deck of cards before dealing


SamplesHe insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal.
The cutting of the cards soon became a ritual.


Synonymscut


Broader (hypernym)division


Part meronymcard game, cards

8. cutting (act) the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge


SamplesHis cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels.


Synonymscut


Broader (hypernym)opening


Narrower (hyponym)gash, incision, nick, notch, section, slash, snick, surgical incision

9. cutting (act) the act of diluting something


SamplesThe cutting of whiskey with water.
The thinning of paint with turpentine.


Synonymsthinning


Broader (hypernym)dilution

10. cutting (act) the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends


SamplesThe barber gave him a good cut.


Synonymscut, cutting off


Broader (hypernym)shortening


Narrower (hyponym)clip, clipping, clipping, haircut, shearing, snip, trim, trimming









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