- biting or given to biting.
- sharp or caustic in style, tone, etc.
Origin of mordacious
Related Words for mordacitycriticism, ridicule, acidity, acridity, sharpness, rancor, cynicism, put-down, wisecrack, contempt, cut, acrimony, irony, aspersion, satire, derision, invective, acerbity, superciliousness, scorn
Examples from the Web for mordacity
Historical Examples of mordacity
The facility of doggrel merely of itself could not have yielded the exuberance of his humour and the mordacity of his satire.Amenities of Literature
- sarcastic, caustic, or biting
Word Origin for mordacious
Word Origin and History for mordacity
"given to biting," 1640s (originally figurative), from Latin mordac-, stem of mordax, from mordere "to bite," perhaps from PIE root mer- (2) "to rub, harm" (see smart (v.)). Related: Mordacity.