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astringent
as in:  astringent remarks


The book contains some of her most astringent remarks.
  harsh or hurtful
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astringent astringency astringently
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  • The book contains some of her most astringent remarks.
  • Martin remembered how often, how astringently, Gottlieb had sneered at "dese merry vedding or jail bells."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
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Associated words [difficulty]:   astringent [8]
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