Search Result for "blistering":
1. the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin;
[syn: vesiculation, vesication, blistering]
1. harsh or corrosive in tone;
- Example: "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"
- Example: "a barrage of acid comments"
- Example: "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"
- Example: "bitter words"
- Example: "blistering criticism"
- Example: "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"
- Example: "a sulfurous denunciation"
- Example: "a vitriolic critique"
[syn: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic]
2. hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters;
- Example: "blistering sun"
[syn: blistering, blistery]
3. very fast; capable of quick response and great speed;
- Example: "a hot sports car"
- Example: "a blistering pace"
- Example: "got off to a hot start"
- Example: "in hot pursuit"
- Example: "a red-hot line drive"
[syn: blistering, hot, red-hot]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blister \Blis"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blistered; p. pr. & vb. n. Blistering.] To be affected with a blister or blisters; to have a blister form on. [1913 Webster] Let my tongue blister. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
blistering \blistering\ 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]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
109 Moby Thesaurus words for "blistering": afflict, annoy, ardent, baking, beaten, blasted, blazing, blebby, bleeding, blessed, blistered, blistery, blooming, boiling, bother, branding, broiling, bubbling, bubbly, burbling, burbly, burning, burning hot, calcination, canicular, carbonated, carbonization, cauterization, cautery, chiffon, cineration, combustion, concremation, cracking, cremation, cupellation, cursed, cussed, deflagration, destructive distillation, discomfort, distillation, distilling, ebullient, effervescent, execrable, fatigue, feverish, fiery, fizzy, flaming, flushed, grilling, heated, hot, hot as fire, hot as hell, incineration, infernal, irk, irritate, jade, like a furnace, like an oven, overheated, overwarm, oxidation, oxidization, parching, piping hot, puffed, pyrolysis, red-hot, refining, roasting, scalding, scorching, scorification, searing, seething, self-immolation, simmering, singeing, sizzling, sizzling hot, smelting, smoking hot, souffle, souffleed, sparkling, spumescent, sudorific, suttee, sweating, sweaty, sweltering, sweltry, the stake, thermogenesis, toasting, torrid, vesicant, vesicated, vesication, vesicatory, vesicular, wear, whipped, white-hot