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synonyms for mordant

  • acerbic
  • biting
  • caustic
  • sardonic
  • scathing
  • acid
  • bitter
  • cutting
  • mean
  • sharp
  • acerb
  • cynical
  • disparaging
  • disrespectful
  • poignant
  • pointed
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antonyms for mordant

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  • calm
  • kind
  • mild
  • nice
  • bland
  • pleasant
  • sweet
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How to use mordant in a sentence

This is your mordant liquid, which removes finishing chemicals from your fabric and makes the dye adhere better to the cloth.
MAKE NATURAL FABRIC DYE WITH VEGETABLE SCRAPSNATALIE WALLINGTONSEPTEMBER 5, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Remove the fabric from the mordant and place it in the dye bath.
MAKE NATURAL FABRIC DYE WITH VEGETABLE SCRAPSNATALIE WALLINGTONSEPTEMBER 5, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Yet, it fit so well with the mordant tenor of the game that I felt no compulsion to try to better Curdin’s fate.
‘MUNDAUN’ OFFERS THE RARE CHANCE TO SMOKE A PIPE WHILE TALKING TO THE SEVERED HEAD OF A GOATCHRISTOPHER BYRDMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In some cases the mordant is added to the dye liquid; in others the material is previously treated with it before being colored.
PHILIPPINE MATSHUGO H. MILLER
Lime is sometimes used as a mordant but the straws are usually first treated with kolis leaves.
PHILIPPINE MATSHUGO H. MILLER
The king sent him back the picture, mordant epigrams appeared in the journals, and Reynolds scoffed at him in his Discourses.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
His mordant reply to the questioning pay-clerk was: "Yes, I am a mason."
THE STONES OF PARIS IN HISTORY AND LETTERS, VOLUME I (OF 2)BENJAMIN ELLIS MARTIN
The first act seemed gay and lively, with a sort of mordant raillery in it with which the audience was unfamiliar.
THE ENGLISH STAGEAUGUSTIN FILON
The unfortunate campaign of 1812 inspired more than one of M. de Talleyrand's most mordant sayings.
MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
Allow the steaming mordant to remain in contact with the film two minutes.
THE ELEMENTS OF BACTERIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUEJOHN WILLIAM HENRY EYRE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MORDANT

  • acerbic
  • biting
  • caustic
  • cutting
  • dry
  • harsh
  • hateful
  • hurtful
  • mordant
  • nasty
  • offensive
  • sarcastic
  • sharp
  • stinging
  • trenchant
  • vitriolic
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