Definition of Nipping

1. Adjective. Capable of wounding. "Pungent satire"

Exact synonyms: Barbed, Biting, Mordacious, Pungent
Similar to: Sarcastic
Derivative terms: Pungency



2. Adjective. Pleasantly cold and invigorating. "Snappy weather"
Exact synonyms: Crisp, Frosty, Nippy, Snappy
Similar to: Cold
Derivative terms: Frost, Frostiness, Nip, Snap, Snap

Definition of Nipping

1. a. Biting; pinching; painful; destructive; as, a nipping frost; a nipping wind.

Definition of Nipping

1. Verb. (present participle of nip) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nipping

1. nip [v] - See also: nip

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nipping

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nipecotic
nipecotic acid
niperotidine
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nipper
nippered
nippering
nipperkin
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nippier
nippiest
nippily
nippiness
nippinesses
nipping (current term)
nippingly
nippit
nippitate
nippitato
nippitatum
nippitatums
nipple
nipple cactus
nipple clamp
nipple clamps
nipple cripple
nipple cripples
nipple line
nipple shield

Literary usage of Nipping

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1. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1888)
"nipping Mo- same time as Dunstan. When Dunstan, AD 947, ... He was the zealous establisher of a nipping monasticism, and a great builder of churches. ..."

2. The Port Folio by Joseph Dennie (1813)
"with the wedding guests, already invited or about to be invited, there comes a frost, a nipping frost, and the already opening buds of connubial felicity, ..."

3. Cotton Combing Machines by Thomas Thornley (1902)
"At the moment when the first row of needles of the seg- mental comb enters the freshly introduced tuft last detached the rear nipping jaws have just closed, ..."

4. A Monograph on Privately-illustrated Books: A Plea for Bibliomania by Daniel Melancthon Tredwell (1881)
"... tional temperatures, and hence cannot thrive in the bleak and nipping atmosphere of science. It required too much artificial warmth, too much hot-house ..."

5. Curran and His Contemporaries by Charles Phillips (1850)
"... sooth to say, Was far the mildest of the day ; For in those regions of the sky, The goddesses are rather shy To beard the nipping early airs, And, ..."

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