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Definition 1: the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for blistering in the sense of this definition

(blistering is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

Definition 2: very fast; capable of quick response and great speed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blistering or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hot sports car
  • a blistering pace
  • got off to a hot start
  • in hot pursuit
  • a red-hot line drive

Synonyms for blistering in the sense of this definition

(blistering is similar to ...) acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly

"fast film" "on the fast track in school" "set a fast pace" "a fast car"

Definition 3: hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blistering or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blistering sun

Synonyms for blistering in the sense of this definition

(blistering is similar to ...) used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning

"hot stove" "hot water" "a hot August day" "a hot stuffy room" "she's hot and tired" "a hot forehead"

Definition 4: harsh or corrosive in tone - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where blistering or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
  • a barrage of acid comments
  • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
  • bitter words
  • blistering criticism
  • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
  • a sulfurous denunciation
  • a vitriolic critique

Synonyms for blistering in the sense of this definition

(blistering is similar to ...) offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

"an unpleasant personality" "unpleasant repercussions" "unpleasant odors"

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