Definitions for mordaciousmɔrˈdeɪ ʃəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mor•da•ciousmɔrˈdeɪ ʃəs(adj.)

  1. biting or given to biting.

  2. 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.)

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  1. Mordacious(adj)

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


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