perishingper‧ish‧ing /ˈperɪʃɪŋ/ adjective British English spoken 🔊 🔊 1DNCOLDvery cold 🔊 It was perishing in the tent. 🔊 Let’s go indoors. I’m perishing!2BAD[only before noun] old-fashioned informal used to describe someone or something that is annoying you 🔊 Tell those perishing kids to shut up! —perishingly adverb
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perishing• Not so long ago the water used to steam away like a perishingengine on these tables in hotweather.• Get rid of the perishing lot.• Henry wished now that he'd not made such a fuss about the perishinguniform.