Mordacious meaning

môr-dāshəs
Given to biting; biting.
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Caustic; sarcastic.
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Biting, sharp, acrid, or caustic.
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Biting, causing a physical bite or sting; corrosive.
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Sharp or caustic in style or tone.
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Prone to biting, aggressive (of an animal etc.).
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Sharp in intent, sarcastic.
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Origin of mordacious

  • Latin mordāx mordāc- (from mordēre to bite mer- in Indo-European roots) –ious

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin mordax (“given to biting, corrosive") (from mordere (“to bite, sting")) + -ious.

    From Wiktionary