One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a biting commentary on contemporary life’
vicious, harsh, cruel, savage, cutting, sharp, bitter, sarcastic, scathing, incisive, trenchant, caustic, acid, mordant, astringent, acrimonious, acerbic, stinging, blistering, searing, withering
vitriolic, hostile, spiteful, venomous, vindictive, rancorous, abusive, mean, nasty, aggressive, devastating
informal bitchy, catty
2‘the biting wind’
bitterly cold, freezing, icy-cold, arctic, glacial, frigid, frosty, icy, chilly
bitter, piercing, penetrating, nipping, stinging, sharp, raw, harsh, wintry
British informal parky
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