Meaning of “mordant” in the English Dictionary

"mordant" in British English

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mordantadjective

uk /ˈmɔː.dənt/ us /ˈmɔːr.dənt/ formal

(especially of humour) cruel and criticizing in a humorous way:

mordant wit/humour
a mordant remark
Synonym
mordantly
adverb uk /ˈmɔː.dənt.li/ us /ˈmɔːr.dənt.li/

(Definition of “mordant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)