Withering
Withering With"er*ing, a. Tending to wither; causing to shrink or fade. -- {With"er*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • withering — UK [ˈwɪðərɪŋ] / US adjective a withering look, expression, or remark deliberately makes you feel silly or embarrassed She lowered her eyes, unable to face his withering scorn. Derived word: witheringly adverb …   English dictionary

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