Definition of slashing in English:



  • Vigorously incisive or effective.

    ‘a slashing magazine attack on her’
    • ‘The problem is that the most lasting impression he made in 1988 was that of a slashing, desperate, slightly mean candidate.’
    • ‘He also became known for his tart, slashing criticism about tax policy - including policies devised by people whose general goals he shared.’
    • ‘The Argentine was one of the greatest shows in Indianapolis with an slashing, run-and-jump style that was also one of the biggest assets of his squad.’
    • ‘The White House didn't want to have the president out last night making a slashing campaign speech in late February.’
    • ‘What bothers me isn't the political attack on Bush, but how the senator's idea is a slashing blow to the support for the troops.’
    • ‘While this would make liberals feel better, many Americans revere the Presidency and won't take kindly to a slashing exchange.’
    devastating, withering, blistering, extremely critical, searing, scorching, fierce, ferocious, savage, severe, stinging, biting, cutting, incisive, mordant, trenchant, virulent, caustic, vitriolic, scornful, sharp, bitter, acid, harsh, unsparing
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