(noun, adjective, verb)


1. harsh or corrosive in tone

- blistering criticism

Similar word(s): unpleasant, acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic

2. hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters

- blistering sun

Similar word(s): hot, blistery

3. very fast; capable of quick response and great speed

- a blistering pace

Similar word(s): fast, hot


1. the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin

Similar word(s): vesication, vesiculation

Definition categories: process


1. present participle of blister