English adjective: withering
|1.||withering wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction|
|Samples||Possessing annihilative power.|
A devastating hurricane.
The guns opened a withering fire.
|Synonyms||annihilating, annihilative, devastating|
|2.||withering making light of|
|Samples||Afire with annihilating invective.|
A devastating portrait of human folly.
To compliments inflated I've a withering reply.
English noun: withering
|1.||withering (event) any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)|