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Definition of mordant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    mordant

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈmɔrdnt//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1critical and unkind, but funny synonym caustic
  2. 2 His mordant wit appealed to students.
 
adverb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mordant