Cutting Cut"ting, a. 1. Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool. [1913 Webster]

2. Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind. [1913 Webster]

3. Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply; a cutting remark. [1913 Webster]

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