Definition of astringently in US English:



  • See astringent

    • ‘There are few pleasures more mentally invigorating than astringently witty and wise satirical fiction.’
    • ‘His novels stood out for being both remarkably well-written and astringently original.’
    • ‘Of course it’s also cruelly, astringently funny.’
    • ‘His use of astringently pretty colors, such as acidic pink and lime green, pushed the paintings toward a kind of industrial picturesque.’
    • ‘"Well, this is an interesting change of mind," Sandusky remarked astringently.’