ADJ about n
The 'scathing' and 'charitable' group
These adjectives indicate that someone talks about a person or thing in a way that is complimentary to them or insulting to them.
Only two shoppers I interviewed were charitable about the new government.
She started being sarcastic about me to senior members of the team.
Modest about his own poetry, he was scathing about other poets who, in his opinion, wove webs of deceit around the business of crafting a good poem.
He was devastatingly witty about his political opponents.
The preposition about is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing' clause. This pattern is ADJ about n -ing.
abusive acerbic affectionate bitchy blunt catty caustic censorious charitable cheeky churlish complimentary critical cruel derogatory diplomatic dismissive disparaging facetious flippant grudging harsh horrible horrid hostile hypercritical insulting ironic judgmental kind mean nasty offensive overenthusiastic polite rude sarcastic scathing snide snotty tactful unkind unpleasant venomous vicious vitriolic withering witty
They've been very judgmental about me having left my son. What kind of a person could I be to have done that?