mordacious


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mor·da·cious

 (môr-dā′shəs)
adj.
1. Given to biting; biting.
2. Caustic; sarcastic.

[Latin mordāx, mordāc- (from mordēre, to bite; see mer- in Indo-European roots) + -ious.]

mor·da′cious·ly adv.
mor·dac′i·ty (-dăs′ĭ-tē) n.

mordacious

(mɔːˈdeɪʃəs)
adj
sarcastic, caustic, or biting
[C17: from Latin mordax, from mordēre to bite]
morˈdaciously adv
mordacity, morˈdaciousness n

mor•da•cious

(mɔrˈdeɪ ʃəs)

adj.
1. biting or given to biting.
2. sharp or caustic in style, tone, etc.
[1640–50; < Latin mordāci- (s. of mordāx given to biting, derivative of mordēre to bite) + -ous]
mor•da′cious•ly, adv.
mor•dac′i•ty (-ˈdæs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mordacious - capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"
sarcastic - expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
2.mordacious - biting or given to biting; "they deliberately gave me a skittish and mordacious mount"
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

mordacious

adjective
Translations
csípősmetsző

mordacious

a. mordaz, satírico-a.
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