SAT vocabulary: astringent

Definition of astringent (adjective) - harsh in disposition or character

Example sentences with this word:
  • The downturn in sales caused the CEO to impose astringent measures.
  • Her astringent remarks at the podium would not soon be forgotten.
  • After the operation an astringent was used on his skin so that the stretched area would return to normal.

Appears in following categories: GMAT, SAT, GRE