Definitions for stabbingˈstæb ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stab•bingˈstæb ɪŋ(adj.)

  1. penetrating; piercing:

    a stabbing pain.

    Category: Pathology

  2. emotionally wounding.

    Category: Psychology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stabbing, wounding(adj)

    causing physical or especially psychological injury

    "a stabbing remark"; "wounding and false charges of disloyalty"

  2. cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating(adj)

    painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

    "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. stabbing(noun)ˈstæb ɪŋ

    a situation in which sb is stabbed with a knife

    a stabbing outside a bar


  1. stabbing(Noun)

    An incident in which a person is stabbed.

  2. stabbing(Adjective)

    Sharp, intense.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stabbing

    of Stab


  1. Stabbing

    A stabbing is penetration with a sharp or pointed object at close range. Stab connotes purposeful action, as by an assassin or murderer, but it is also possible to accidentally stab oneself or others. Stabbing differs from slashing or cutting in that the motion of the object used in a stabbing generally moves perpendicular to and directly into the victim's body, rather than being drawn across it. Stabbings today are common among gangs and in prisons because knives are cheap, easy to acquire, easily concealable and relatively effective.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of pain etc) very acute as though caused by a stab

He complained of a stabbing pain just before he collapsed.

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