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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Sarcastic and biting. Also: A substance used in dyeing to fix the dye to the fabric.

Usage examples (31)
  • Many of the speaker's comments were thought to be merely mordant, so they were not considered to be important.
  • You know, that's the kind of mordant humor that William Rehnquist specialized in.
  • I meant no criticism of your use of "mordant", above, and neither did I intend to mock you by emulating your phrasing.
  • You are ready enough in your wits, your figure is ideal, and you have just the kind of mordant humour for the part. for more
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