a cutting observation


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But he loved their daughters, and he could still make her laugh or amuse her with a cutting observation.
source: Mrs Everything by Jennifer Weiner

cutting has a negative connotation, right? it could cause emotional pain and hurtful, right?

Thank you.
  • kentix

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    English - U.S.
    It means blunt and honest. But if she is amused, as Bennymix says, it's probably not about her. It's about someone or something else. Maybe they are in a store and he makes a comment about another shopper, for instance.
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