Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bite

4 senses of bite

Sense 1
bite, seize with teeth -- (to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her")
       => grip -- (hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel")
          Phrasal Verb-> bite off#1

Sense 2
bite, sting, burn -- (cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face")
       => ache, smart, hurt -- (be the source of pain)

Sense 3
bite -- (penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

Sense 4
sting, bite, prick -- (deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

Antonyms of adj biting

2 senses of biting

Sense 1
barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious -- (capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire")

INDIRECT (VIA sarcastic) -> unsarcastic -- (not sarcastic)

Sense 2
biting, bitter -- (causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind")

INDIRECT (VIA painful) -> painless -- (not causing physical or psychological pain; "painless dentistry")

Similarity of adj biting

2 senses of biting

Sense 1
barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious -- (capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire")
       => sarcastic (vs. unsarcastic) -- (expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds)

Sense 2
biting, bitter -- (causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind")
       => painful (vs. painless) -- (causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness")

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