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noun as in acerbity

noun as in acidity

noun as in bitterness

noun as in stricture

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Example Sentences

Achtung Baby's ironic astringency was a successful reaction to Rattle and Hum's gauzy sincerity.

But still no metal—maybe a touch of steely astringency—and certainly no blood.

Skin medium to thin, somewhat tender, contains a small amount of light red pigment and some astringency.

Skin sprinkled with reddish-brown dots, thin, tender, without astringency.

The doubtful credit of any wiser person might produce the same astringency, said the advocate, slyly.

Its taste is saltish, with a degree of roughness and astringency.

Almost all have more or less astringency in the after-taste.


On this page you'll find 279 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to astringency, such as: acidity, asperity, sourness, tartness, and mordancy.

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