Origin of mordacious
Examples from the Web for 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|Isaac Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for mordacity
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.