blistering listering adj. 1. harshly or corrosively critical in tone; -- of comments about people or their actions. blistering criticism

Syn: acerb, acerbic, acid, bitter, caustic, scathing, venomous, virulent, vitriolic. [WordNet 1.5]

2. intensely hot. blistering sun

Syn: blistery. [WordNet 1.5]

3. very fast; as, a blistering pace.

Syn: red-hot, scorching. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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