Synonyms for (adjective) stabbing

Synonyms: lancinate, lancinating, keen, knifelike, stabbing, cutting, piercing

Definition: painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

Usage: a cutting wind; keen winds; knifelike cold; piercing knifelike pains; piercing cold; piercing criticism; a stabbing pain; lancinating pain

Similar words: sharp

Definition: keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

Usage: a sharp pain; sharp winds


Synonyms: stabbing, wounding

Definition: causing physical or especially psychological injury

Usage: a stabbing remark; wounding and false charges of disloyalty

Similar words: harmful

Definition: causing or capable of causing harm

Usage: too much sun is harmful to the skin; harmful effects of smoking