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.
The widow of Murtaza Bhutto made a cutting remark to the PPP co-chairman on the death anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, saying he should change his name to 'Bilawal Benzair.' Addressing the party chief, Ghinwa stated: 'If you are a man of principles and advocate women rights, then you should ask to be named as Bilawal Benazir.'
She said: "I have heard you talking about him on shows, somebody will say something and you'll have a cutting remark to make."
This year, for the first time, he said sorry to a candidate after a cutting remark. "I was quite mean and I did apologise off-camera," he admitted.
But the 43-year-old hit back with a trademark cutting remark, saying: "Taxpayers money?
However, he says Ellis Short has delivered his backing with the cutting remark the team are playing "football" again.
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?
But mostly we appreciate any moment when Rachel Riley slaps someone down with a cutting remark or when we manage to solve the often crude Countdown teaser before the ad break is over.
Please try again in 30 seconds," before making a cutting remark , "That's all we know."
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 disagreeing with Mike Sellars' comments in local magazine Talk Of The Town that Saltburn and its great community spirit are a blueprint for the Big Society, Mark Beevers (Cutting Remark, 24.01.11) says Saltburn has the nickname mini-Siam, in an obscure reference to the seafront building.
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.