Meaning of perishing in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɛrɪʃɪŋ/

Translate perishing into Spanish


  • 1 informal, dated Used for emphasis or to express annoyance.

    • ‘I could murder that perishing kid!’
    • ‘you've been a perishing long time with that coffee!’
    • ‘Even so… I winced, heavily, at the bottom line price of the perishing things.’
  • 2 informal predicative Extremely cold.

    • ‘it's perishing in the tent’
    • ‘Being so close to the Pacific means that the weather can be dicey: perishing cold, low cloud and sudden thaws on the lower slopes.’
    • ‘And as well as it being perishing there was fierce wind and rain.’
    • ‘Construction was difficult and carried on throughout the perishing winters as well.’