barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious(adj)
capable of wounding
"a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"
biting or given to biting
"they deliberately gave me a skittish and mordacious mount"
Biting, causing a physical bite or sting; corrosive
sharp or caustic in style or tone.
Prone to biting, aggressive (of an animal etc.).
Sharp in intent, sarcastic
Origin: From mordax (from mordere ) + -ious.
biting; given to biting; hence, figuratively, sarcastic; severe; scathing
Origin: [L. mordax, -acis, fr. mordere, morsum, to bite. See Morsel.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mor-dā′shus, adj. given to biting: biting: (fig.) sarcastic: severe.—adv. Mordā′ciously.—n. Mordac′ity, quality of being mordacious: biting severity.—adj. Mor′dant, biting, sarcastic, severe: serving to fix colours.—n. any substance, as alum, used to give permanency or brilliancy to dyes: a glutinous size as a ground for gilding, matter to make gold-leaf adhere: any corrosive liquid by which the biting in etching is effected.—v.t. to treat with a mordant.—adv. Mor′dantly.—ns. Mor′dicancy, Mordicā′tion. [Fr.,—L. mordax, mordacis—mordēre, to bite.]
The numerical value of mordacious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of mordacious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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