Synonyms of 'withering'
1 scornfulDictionary, blasting, devastatingShe launched a withering attack on the Press.
2 destructiveDictionary, killing, devastatingThe forces were unable to withstand the withering artillery barrages.
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If something is deadly, it is likely or able to cause someone's death, or has already caused someone's death.
a deadly disease currently affecting dolphins
his devastating criticism of the Prime Minister
If something is humiliating, it embarrasses you and makes you feel ashamed and stupid.
The Conservatives have suffered a humiliating defeat.
Thesaurus for withering from the Collins English Thesaurus
A withering look or remark is very critical , and is intended to make someone feel ashamed or stupid .