mordaz


mordaz
adj.
1 caustic, biting.
2 sarcastic, bitter, biting, bitterly severe.
3 mordant, biting, sour, stinging.
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mordaz
adjetivo (pl mordaces)
1 mordant, sarcastic
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adj.
sarcastic, biting
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ADJ [crítica, persona] sharp, scathing; [estilo] incisive; [humor] caustic
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adjetivo <estilo/lenguaje> scathing, caustic; <crítica> sharp, scathing
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= trenchant, scathing, searing, stinging, caustic, salty [saltier -comp., saltiest -sup.], pungent, sarcastic, blistering, spiky [spikier -comp., spikiest -sup.], vitriolic, waspish.
Ex. However, both BTI and LCSH occasionally use headings of this kind, though one could argue strongly that these are out of place in direct entry methods, and they come in for trenchant criticism from Metcalfe.
Ex. Fish is particularly scathing about reactionaries in the academic world who resort to a version of scaremongering about 'political correctness,' deconstruction, and other bogies.
Ex. His searing and rigorously logical analysis of the '1949 ALA Rules for Entry' is one of my favorite pieces of writing on cataloging.
Ex. In a stinging rebuke to the American Library Association, Nat Hentoff has criticized the ALA for failing to take action to defend volunteer librarians in Cuba who are being subjected to a brutal crackdown.
Ex. While her characters are frequently intrinsic to theme and plot, her most caustic scenes deflate academic ambition and pretension.
Ex. Serious questions which face us may often be better understood when a modicum of salty satire is applied.
Ex. The studies reported here addressed the question of whether the pungent element in chilies, capsaicin, suppresses taste and flavor intensity.
Ex. 'Listen!' he growled, in a tone so dry, sarcastic and acrid that not another word was needed to indicate that he was not about to be upstaged by a 24 year old.
Ex. Lodge Kerrigan's 'Clean, Shaven' is a blistering piece of cinematic inventiveness and a young director's low-budget first feature.
Ex. This adaptation of David Leavitt's novel wobbles between comedy and melodrama, ultimately fudging the novel's spiky empathy.
Ex. This magazine had a particular interest in curious stories of libraries and bookmen, and was abundant in criticism both humorous and vitriolic.
Ex. Harwood is excellent -- saucy and coquettish and really waspish in her subsequent vitriolic exchanges with the irate Marcello.
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* crítica mordaz = hatchet job.
* de forma mordaz = pungently.
* mordaz en sus comentarios = sharp of tongue.
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adjetivo <estilo/lenguaje> scathing, caustic; <crítica> sharp, scathing
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= trenchant, scathing, searing, stinging, caustic, salty [saltier -comp., saltiest -sup.], pungent, sarcastic, blistering, spiky [spikier -comp., spikiest -sup.], vitriolic, waspish.

Ex: However, both BTI and LCSH occasionally use headings of this kind, though one could argue strongly that these are out of place in direct entry methods, and they come in for trenchant criticism from Metcalfe.

Ex: Fish is particularly scathing about reactionaries in the academic world who resort to a version of scaremongering about 'political correctness,' deconstruction, and other bogies.
Ex: His searing and rigorously logical analysis of the '1949 ALA Rules for Entry' is one of my favorite pieces of writing on cataloging.
Ex: In a stinging rebuke to the American Library Association, Nat Hentoff has criticized the ALA for failing to take action to defend volunteer librarians in Cuba who are being subjected to a brutal crackdown.
Ex: While her characters are frequently intrinsic to theme and plot, her most caustic scenes deflate academic ambition and pretension.
Ex: Serious questions which face us may often be better understood when a modicum of salty satire is applied.
Ex: The studies reported here addressed the question of whether the pungent element in chilies, capsaicin, suppresses taste and flavor intensity.
Ex: 'Listen!' he growled, in a tone so dry, sarcastic and acrid that not another word was needed to indicate that he was not about to be upstaged by a 24 year old.
Ex: Lodge Kerrigan's 'Clean, Shaven' is a blistering piece of cinematic inventiveness and a young director's low-budget first feature.
Ex: This adaptation of David Leavitt's novel wobbles between comedy and melodrama, ultimately fudging the novel's spiky empathy.
Ex: This magazine had a particular interest in curious stories of libraries and bookmen, and was abundant in criticism both humorous and vitriolic.
Ex: Harwood is excellent -- saucy and coquettish and really waspish in her subsequent vitriolic exchanges with the irate Marcello.
* crítica mordaz = hatchet job.
* de forma mordaz = pungently.
* mordaz en sus comentarios = sharp of tongue.

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mordaz
adjective
‹estilo/lenguaje› scathing, caustic, incisive; ‹crítica› sharp, scathing
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mordaz adjetivo ‹estilo/lenguajescathing, caustic;
críticasharp, scathing
mordaz adjetivo biting, scathing: me gusta leer sus mordaces comentarios acerca de los programas de la tele, I like reading his biting commentary on TV programmes
'mordaz' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
corrosiva
- corrosivo
- afilado
English:
abrasive
- acid
- barbed
- biting
- caustic
- cutting
- damning
- denunciation
- incisive
- pointed
- scathing
- sharp
- dry
- dryness
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mordaz adj
caustic
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mordaz
adj biting, sharp
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mordaz adj
: caustic, scathing

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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  • acerado — ► adjetivo 1 De acero: ■ brillos acerados. 2 Que es fuerte o resistente como el acero. SINÓNIMO férreo 3 Que es mordaz, incisivo o penetrante: ■ deja de utilizar ese lenguaje acerado. SINÓNIMO incisivo 4 BOTÁNICA Se refiere a l …   Enciclopedia Universal

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