mordacity


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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.

mordancy, mordacity

the condition or quality of being biting or caustic, as humor, speech, etc. See also speech. — mordant, adj.
See also: Humor
the property of acting as a fixative in dyeing. — mordant, n. , adj.
See also: Processes
the property of acting as a flxative in dyeing. — mordant, n., adj.
See also: Color
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mordacity - a disposition to biting
disposition - a natural or acquired habit or characteristic tendency in a person or thing; "a swelling with a disposition to rupture"

mordacity

noun
Translations

mordacity

[mɔːdæsɪtɪ] Nmordacidad f

mordacity

, mordancy
nbeißender Humor; the mordacity of his witsein beißender Humor
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