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
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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
Word Origin for mordacious
"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.