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uk   /ˈmɔː.dənt/  us   /ˈmɔːr-/ formal
(​especially of ​humour) ​cruel and ​criticizing in a ​humorous way: mordant wit/​humour a mordant ​remark
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of mordant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mordant”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指幽默)尖锐的,尖刻而又风趣的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指幽默)尖銳的,尖刻而又風趣的…
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