Synonyms for Biting:


all (adjective)
cold (adjective)
frigid, frozen, ice-like, bitter, icy, frosty, chilly, nippy, wintry, cold.
mordant (adjective)
offensive (adjective)
painful (adjective)
acute, Cramping, distressful, unbearable, arduous, woeful, troublesome, aggravating, piercing, uncomfortable, withering, agonizing, Irksome, sore, aching, grueling, crushing, annoying, chafing, burdensome, odious, painful, Torturing., trying, grievous, cruel, unpleasant, stabbing, miserable, offensive, wrenching, severe, anguishing, hurtful, Gnawing, smarting, oppressive, harrowing, bothersome, cutting, irritating, tormenting, bitter, inflaming, horrendous, stinging, Besetting, excruciating, disagreeable, insufferable, throbbing.
piercing, sharp (adjective)
nipping, cutting, bitter, cold.
sarcastic (adjective)
scathing, withering, mordant, trenchant, stinging, severe.
severe (adjective)


accusing, ad hominem, accusatory. attack, mordant, trenchant, truculent, respect, corrosive, acidic, scathing, slashing, astringent. acidulous (noun)
keen, tangy.
biting (noun)
mordacious, barbed, bitter, pungent, sarcastic, painful, nipping.
eating (noun)
eating, snacking.


eating (verb)
eating, Grubbing, feasting, tasting, ingesting, Breakfasting, supping, lunching, consuming, feeding, gulping, snacking, dining, devouring, drinking, Picnicking.

Other synonyms:

acidic, ad hominem, the Beaufort scale, trenchant, gale-force, accusing, astringent, gusty, accusatory. easterly, following. truculent. east. force. intense
corrosive, sarcastic.

Usage examples for biting

  1. As she worked she kept biting her lips, but when it was all finished she thought it was lovely, and so it was. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  2. This proved a most abominable camp; it swarmed with ants, and they kept biting us so continually, that we were in a state of perpetual motion nearly all the time we were there. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  3. It was extremely fond of a dog that had been bred with it, and used to play with it as cats are seen to play, lying on its back, and biting without anger or injury. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich