Definition of withering in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪðərɪŋ


  • 2(Of heat) intense; scorching: protective cover to escape withering heat
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    • Pan American takes the pound cake for minimalism, and has in the past proven perfect music for driving through desolate landscapes beneath withering heat, or traversing the domain of half-asleepness.
    • In contemporary North India, a couple of generations in the withering heat of the Gangetic plains turned the Great Moguls from hardy Turkic warlords into pale princes in petticoats.
    • As democracy and freedom continue to melt away beneath the withering heat of state-corporate power, it becomes ever more difficult to tell the truth.



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  • Her father was the novelist James Kennaway, she had been to private school, and you heard it in her voice. One man witheringly dismissed her as ‘too posh to rock’.
  • The report was witheringly dismissed as ‘simplistic and misguided’.
  • She speaks witheringly of ‘the self-righteous idiot’.

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