Definition of mordantly in English:



See mordant

‘In her 80s and as mordantly witty as ever, she published her 22nd novel, The Finishing School, earlier this year.’
  • ‘When the songs are at their wittiest, they are sharply and mordantly so.’
  • ‘‘Sure, Eileen, whatever you want,’ I said mordantly.’
  • ‘She can be mordantly funny and exactingly precise in recounting her friends’ and her own credulity.’
  • ‘Moody and mordantly funny on the air, McEnroe has a restless mind that seems never to stop turning.’



/ˈmôrd(ə)ntlē/ /ˈmɔrd(ə)ntli/