cutting remark

cutting remark

A remark or comment intended to injure the feelings of others. Savita was ecstatic over her acceptance to law school, but John's cutting remark about her ability to succeed really undermined her confidence.
See also: cutting, remark
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But Amy had not forgotten Miss Snow's cutting remarks about `some persons whose noses were not too flat to smell other people's limes, and stuck-up people who were not too proud to ask for them', and she instantly crushed
He was an open-minded man, but given to indirect modes of expressing himself: when he was disappointed in a market for his silk braids, he swore at the groom; when his brother-in-law Bulstrode had vexed him, he made cutting remarks on Methodism; and it was now apparent that he regarded Fred's idleness with a sudden increase of severity, by his throwing an embroidered cap out of the smoking-room on to the hall-floor.
It was a cutting remark by a fairground worker that sparked Denise's determination to diet and see it through.
3) Be parsimonious 4) Stop 5) Add shade Routeword clue: Make cutting remark 1966: New nuclear reactor for Dounreay A nuclear reactor described as"the system of the next century" is to be built at the Dounreay power station on the north coast of Scotland.
However, he says Ellis Short has delivered his backing with the cutting remark the team are playing "football" again.
Please try again in 30 seconds," before making a cutting remark , "That's all we know.
Laughterhouse resident MC, Chris Cairns is famed for his speed of thought, spontaneity and improvisational skills, his sharp put- downs and his keen eye for the cutting remark which make him the arch-nemesis of any aspiring heckler.
He didn't put the phone down but he made some cutting remark.
The cutting remark was apparently aimed at his opponent, who has admitted he decided to run in the election only because others asked him to.
Eventually, my patience snapped and I decided to shut him up with some cutting remark.
Unable to resist the sarcastic aside, the cutting remark, and the unkind jibe, Evans is prone to going over the top in ways that are unnecessary to his argument - much with Elton.
What about 1948, when a cutting remark by Thomas Dewey about his "idiot" railroad engineer alienated countless bluecollar workers?
Ferguson cut through the jubilation of City's dramatic title triumph with a sarcastic cutting remark of the new champions and their desire to be seen as the best.
While it seems clear that good and evil intentions can change the experience of social events - think of a reaction to a mean-spirited, cutting remark compared to gentle teasing spoken with a smile - this study shows that physical events are influenced by the perceived contents of another person's mind.
You're known for the occasional cutting remark, something is suspect you're proud of and I have to say some were excellent and you usually only deploy them when absolutely necessary.