1 adj Biting wind or cold is extremely cold.
usu ADJ n
...a raw, biting northerly wind..., Antarctic air brought biting cold to southern Chile on Thursday.
2 adj Biting criticism or wit is very harsh or unkind, and is often caused by such feelings as anger or dislike. usu ADJ n ...a furore caused by the author's biting satire on the Church...
If you describe something such as a story or a sports match as nail-biting, you mean that it makes you feel very excited or nervous because you do not know how it is going to end. adj
...the nail-biting legal thriller, `The Pelican Brief'.
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