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mordant

adjective uk   /ˈmɔː.dənt/  us   /ˈmɔːr-/ formal
(especially of humour) cruel and criticizing in a humorous way: mordant wit/humour a mordant remark
Synonym
mordantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “mordant”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指幽默)尖銳的,尖刻而又風趣的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指幽默)尖锐的,尖刻而又风趣的…
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