Definitions for mordaciousmɔrˈdeɪ ʃəs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
biting or given to biting.
sharp or caustic in style, tone, etc.
Origin of mordacious:
1640–50; < L mordāci- (s. of mordāx given to biting, der. of mordēre to bite) + -ous
mor•dac′i•ty-ˈdæs ɪ ti(n.)
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
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