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caustic remark

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  1. witty language used to convey insults or scorn

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Google previewAn American Dictionary of the English Language (1854)

Containing the Whole Vocabulary of the First Edition in Two Volumes Quarto; the Entire Corrections and Improvements of the Second Edition in Two Volumes Royal Octavo; to which is Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connection, of the Languages of Western Asia and Europe, with an Explanation of the Principles on which Languages are Formed by Noah Webster

severe; as, a caustic remark. - Caustic curve; in geometry, ...

Google previewA Supplement to the Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and Scientific (1855)

An Extensive Collection of Words, Terms, and Phrases ... Together with Numerous Obsolete, Obsolescent, and Scottish Words ... Not Included in Previous English Dictionaries by John Ogilvie

severe; cutting; as, a caustic remark. CAUSTICALLY, ado. In a caustic or severe manner. CAUSTICITY, n. [add.] Figuratively, severity ; cutting remark. CAU'SUS, n. [add.] A burning remittent fever. CAU'TELS, n. plur.

Google previewThe Readable Dictionary (1860)

by John Williams (of Lancaster, O.)

severe; as, a caustic remark. Cautery, a burning, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron. Den, Cauterize. Csvno (cautum), to be on one's guard. Der., Caution, Cautious. Der., CavalCauline, burning. Cnno (cessum), to yield. Hence, Cede, to yield, ...

Google previewJunior School Dictionary (2002)

by Linsay Knight, Andrew Delahunty

adjective 1 able to eat away living matter: caustic soda 2 sarcastic or biting: a caustic remark Word Family: caustically adverb Word Origins: from a Greek word ...

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