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adjective as in burning, corrosive

adjective as in sarcastic

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These are endeavors one would be unlikely to attempt without a space to screw things up or spill caustic liquids or explode an engine or two without ruining your carpet.

Like many of the project’s most caustic tracks, it’s almost certainly about Jonas, who really just continues to be a disappointment.

On state media, the usual array of caustic language were on full display.

From Quartz

Running the gamut from unpacking the shame she felt growing up as the daughter of Korean immigrants to deconstructing her identification with the uncomfortable, caustic comedy of Richard Pryor, Hong’s essays are at once candid, complex and gutting.

From Time

The caustic electrolyte in conventional zinc-air batteries can also degrade the cathode and anode.

Why do you think that until know you have been cast as the caustic wife in other pieces?

Her father left his entire £2 million fortune to his brother, explaining his decision in a caustic rider to his will.

When his companion reacts to his confession with a caustic joke, he says, confused, “So it makes a difference does it?”

Perhaps the most caustic anti-Republican riff came from Al Gore.

And she does it all with caustic wit and some less-than-charming winking.

Amorphous urates are readily soluble in caustic soda solutions.

Crystals of calcium oxalate are insoluble in acetic acid or caustic soda.

This I attribute to the potash being in a little more caustic condition than when recrystallised with iodine.

Page after page—full of caustic satire, humorous sally and profound epigram—fairly bristles with merriment.

Mr. Stanley replied in a speech of caustic severity, which the agitators of Ireland have never forgotten or forgiven.


On this page you'll find 104 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to caustic, such as: abrasive, acerbic, acid, biting, mordant, and pungent.

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