mor·​da·​cious | \ (ˈ)mȯ(r)¦dāshəs \

Definition of mordacious

1 : biting or given to biting bitten in as with mordacious acidTimes Literary Supplement
2 : biting or sharp in manner or style : caustic the lady's mordacious look showed plainly that she hated us all— Pauline R. Fadiman

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mordaciously adverb

History and Etymology for mordacious

Latin mordac-, mordax biting, given to biting (from mordēre to bite) + English -ious

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“Mordacious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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