causticity

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From caustic +‎ -ity.

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causticity (countable and uncountable, plural causticities)

  1. The quality of being physically caustic; burning, corrosive.
  2. (figuratively) Being caustic in speech, humour etc.
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 65:
      He had not, he remarked with crushing causticity to one of his ministers, liberated France ‘to worry about the macaroni ration’.

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