eye-watering

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See also: eyewatering

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

eye +‎ watering

Adjective[edit]

eye-watering (comparative more eye-watering, superlative most eye-watering)

  1. Having an odour, vapours or smoke which causes irritation to the eyes.
  2. (figuratively) Having an extremely bad odour.
  3. (figuratively) So expensive that (figuratively) it would make one's eyes water
  4. (figuratively) Of a shocking or surprising nature.