What does the word mordant mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A substance for fixing dye.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Biting; pungent; fixing.

Usage examples for mordant

  1. The stories of his mordant wit are endless, but an Oxford man can scarcely hope to narrate them with proper accuracy. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell