(noun, adjective, verb)


1. causing physical or especially psychological injury

- a stabbing remark

Similar word(s): harmful, wounding

2. painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

- a stabbing pain

Similar word(s): sharp, cutting, keen, knifelike, lancinate, lancinating, piercing

Sentences with stabbing as an adjective:

- Too much running gives me a stabbing pain in the chest.


1. An incident in which a person is stabbed.

- A stabbing took place in the alley last night.

- The hospital receives many victims of stabbings.


1. present participle of stab