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very hot: the scorching July sun.
• (of criticism) harsh; severe.
• informal very fast: she set a scorching pace.
1 the scorching July sun: EXTREMELY HOT, red-hot, blazing, flaming, fiery, burning, blistering, searing, sweltering, torrid, broiling; informal boiling (hot), baking (hot), sizzling. ANTONYMS freezing.
2 scorching criticism: FIERCE, savage, scathing, withering, blistering, searing, devastating, stringent, severe, harsh, stinging, biting, mordant, trenchant, caustic, virulent, vitriolic. ANTONYMS mild.
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verb [with object]
renovate and redecorate (something, especially a building): the premises have been completely refurbished in our corporate style.
the academy plans to refurbish its classrooms: RENOVATE, recondition, rehabilitate, revamp, overhaul, restore, renew, redevelop, rebuild, reconstruct; redecorate, spruce up, upgrade, refit, retrofit, bring up to code; informal do up, rehab, refurb.