Definition of perishing in English:

perishing

Line breaks: per¦ish|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛrɪʃɪŋ
 
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adjective

British informal
1 dated Used for emphasis or to express annoyance: I could murder that perishing kid! [as submodifier]: you’ve been a perishing long time with that coffee!
More example sentences
  • Even so… I winced, heavily, at the bottom line price of the perishing things.
2 [predicative] Extremely cold: it’s perishing in the tent
More example sentences
  • Being so close to the Pacific means that the weather can be dicey: perishing cold, low cloud and sudden thaws on the lower slopes.
  • And as well as it being perishing there was fierce wind and rain.
  • Construction was difficult and carried on throughout the perishing winters as well.

Derivatives

perishingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • If it was perishingly cold in the stands.

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