Mordantly \Mor"dant*ly\, adv. In the manner of a mordant. [1913 Webster]

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  • mordantly — adverb In a mordant manner …   Wiktionary

  • mordantly — mÉ”rdntlɪ / mɔː adv. sarcastically; incisively; caustically …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • mordant — mordantly, adv. /mawr dnt/, adj. 1. sharply caustic or sarcastic, as wit or a speaker; biting. 2. burning; corrosive. 3. having the property of fixing colors, as in dyeing. n. 4. a substance used in dyeing to fix the coloring matter, esp. a… …   Universalium

  • mordant — (adj.) late 15c., caustic (of words, speech), from M.Fr. mordant, lit. biting, prp. of mordre to bite, from L. mordere to bite, bite into; nip, sting; figuratively to pain, cause hurt (see MORDACIOUS (Cf. mordacious)). Related: Mordantly. The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mordant — I. adjective Etymology: Middle French, present participle of mordre to bite, from Latin mordēre; perhaps akin to Sanskrit mṛdnāti he presses, rubs Date: 15th century 1. biting and caustic in thought, manner, or style ; incisive < a mordant wit >… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Candide — This article is about Voltaire s satire. For other uses, see Candide (disambiguation). Candide …   Wikipedia

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