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


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

Webster 1913