mordantly

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Etymology[edit]

From mordant +‎ -ly.

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Adverb[edit]

mordantly (comparative more mordantly, superlative most mordantly)

  1. In a mordant manner; incisively, sharply. [from 19th c.]
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 9:
      Salman Rushdie, commenting on my book god Is Not Great, remarked rather mordantly that the chief problem with its title was a lack of economy: that it was in other words exactly one word too long.