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withering

Pronunciation: /ˈwɪðərɪŋ/

Translation of withering in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [heat] abrasador, agostador
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 [tone/remark] hiriente, mordaz; [look] fulminante
    Example sentences
    • He gestured to Straeger, who was looking so disdainfully at her that Voelker could feel the withering contempt radiating from him as though he were telepathic himself.
    • She gave me a withering look of utter contempt and proceeded to lecture me at length about the finer nuances of Mother's Day.
    • But it's Broom, with her self-depreciating good humour and withering disdain for modern materialism, that makes the book so compelling.

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