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astringent
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as in: astringent remarks Define
harsh or hurtful
  • Martin remembered how often, how astringently, Gottlieb had sneered at "dese merry vedding or jail bells."

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  • The book contains some of her most astringent remarks.

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as in: treat with an astringent Define
a drug that causes contraction of body tissues -- especially topically
as in: astringent taste Define
similar to a sour or bitter taste (creating a dry, puckering feel in the mouth)
as in: astringent remarks Define
harsh or hurtful
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