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scathing
used in War and Peace

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to severely harm — especially by fire or through criticism
  • In spite of this the old man inspired in all his visitors alike a feeling of respectful veneration—especially of an evening when he came in to tea in his old-fashioned coat and powdered wig and, aroused by anyone, told his abrupt stories of the past, or uttered yet more abrupt and scathing criticisms of the present.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (7% in)

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