mordacious

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Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

mordacious (comparative more mordacious, superlative most mordacious)

  1. Biting, causing a physical bite or sting; corrosive
  2. sharp or caustic in style or tone.
  3. Prone to biting, aggressive (of an animal etc.).
  4. Sharp in intent, sarcastic

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