Definitions for mordaciousmɔrˈdeɪ ʃəs

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  1. barbed, biting, nipping, pungent, mordacious(adj)

    capable of wounding

    "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"

  2. mordacious(adj)

    biting or given to biting

    "they deliberately gave me a skittish and mordacious mount"

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  1. mordacious(Adjective)

    Biting, causing a physical bite or sting; corrosive

  2. mordacious(Adjective)

    sharp or caustic in style or tone.

  3. mordacious(Adjective)

    Prone to biting, aggressive (of an animal etc.).

  4. mordacious(Adjective)

    Sharp in intent, sarcastic

  5. Origin: From mordax (from mordere ) + -ious.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Mordacious(adj)

    biting; given to biting; hence, figuratively, sarcastic; severe; scathing

  2. Origin: [L. mordax, -acis, fr. mordere, morsum, to bite. See Morsel.]

Translations for mordacious

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  • mordaz, mordedorSpanish
  • csípős, metszőHungarian
  • scherp, bitter, bijtgraag, bijtend, sarcastischDutch
  • едкий, кусачий, язвительныйRussian

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