astringent, truculent, vicious, caustic, biting, stinging, acrid, acerbic, sharp, brutal, pungent, corrosive, mordant, cruel, dynamical, vitriolic, respect, dynamic, mordacious, acidic, acid, trenchant, attack.
cheapening (part of speech: verb)
- marking down,
attacking (part of speech: verb)
Hanlon threw himself into the melee, but while ostensibly trying to drag the dog away, delayed the few seconds it took for those slashing
fangs to rip out Rellos' throat.
- "Man of Many Minds", E. Everett Evans.
Tall cuirassiers, in impotent fury, began slashing
at the walls of the houses, breaking their heavy sabres to splinters against the stones; their powerful horses, white with foam, reared, fell back, crushing their riders beneath them.
- "The Maids of Paradise", Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers.
part of that incomparable journal was suddenly conceived and carried on with a vigour and spirit which astonished the hallowed few who contributed to its circulation.
- "Paul Clifford, Volume 1.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.