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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Something hideous or frightful; A person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed.

Usage examples (22)
  • I was ready to pay up until I saw the hideous mordancy they presented me with.
  • He is much less funny than any of them, and his characteristic humor is an elegant wit rather than the deadpan mordancy of Beckett or the wild clowning of Ionesco.
  • The most theatrical thing about "Tynan" is the gem-cut sentences within which Tynan performed; they are crafty, bravura events, detonations of deadly wit and mordancy.
  • His subsequent interest in Shintoism and Buddhism lacks the mordancy and introspection (the "agenbite of inwit," as Joyce liked to put it) of his earlier hermeneutic... for more
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