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mordacious Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite capable of wounding
    biting; barbed; pungent; nipping.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  2. adjective satellite biting or given to biting
    • they deliberately gave me a skittish and mordacious mount
WordNet

Mor*da"cious adjective
Etymology
L. mordax, -acis, fr. mordere, morsum, to bite. See Morsel.
Definitions
  1. Biting; given to biting; hence, figuratively, sarcastic; severe; scathing. -- Mor*da"cious*ly, adv.

Webster 1913