Synonyms for cutting

Synonyms for (noun) cutting

Synonyms: cut, cutting, cutting off

Definition: the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

Usage: the barber gave him a good cut

Similar words: shortening

Definition: act of decreasing in length

Usage: the dress needs shortening


Synonyms: cutting, thinning

Definition: the act of diluting something

Usage: the cutting of whiskey with water; the thinning of paint with turpentine

Similar words: dilution

Definition: weakening (reducing the concentration) by the addition of water or a thinner


Synonyms: cut, cutting

Definition: the act of cutting something into parts

Usage: his cuts were skillful; his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess

Similar words: division

Definition: the act or process of dividing


Synonyms: cut, cutting

Definition: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

Usage: his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels

Similar words: opening

Definition: becoming open or being made open

Usage: the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for


Synonyms: cut, cutting

Definition: the division of a deck of cards before dealing

Usage: he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal; the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual

Similar words: division

Definition: the act or process of dividing


Synonyms: cutting, carving

Definition: removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape

Similar words: creating by removal

Definition: the act of creating by removing something


Synonyms: cutting, film editing

Definition: the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film

Similar words: creating by removal

Definition: the act of creating by removing something


Synonyms: newspaper clipping, clipping, cutting, press clipping, press cutting

Definition: an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine

Usage: he searched through piles of letters and clippings

Similar words: excerpt, excerption, extract, selection

Definition: a passage selected from a larger work

Usage: he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings


Synonyms: cutting

Definition: a piece cut off from the main part of something

Similar words: part, piece

Definition: a portion of a natural object

Usage: they analyzed the river into three parts; he needed a piece of granite


Synonyms: slip, cutting

Definition: a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

Similar words: stem, stalk

Definition: a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ

Synonyms for (adjective) cutting

Synonyms: lancinate, lancinating, keen, knifelike, stabbing, cutting, piercing

Definition: painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

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

Similar words: sharp

Definition: keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

Usage: a sharp pain; sharp winds


Synonyms: raw, bleak, cutting

Definition: unpleasantly cold and damp

Usage: bleak winds of the North Atlantic

Similar words: cold

Definition: having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration

Usage: a cold climate; a cold room; dinner has gotten cold; cold fingers; if you are cold, turn up the heat; a cold beer


Synonyms: stinging, cutting, edged

Definition: (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character

Usage: cutting remarks; edged satire; a stinging comment

Similar words: unkind

Definition: lacking kindness

Usage: a thoughtless and unkind remark; the unkindest cut of all