mordacity

noun
mor·​dac·​i·​ty | \ mȯ(r)ˈdasətē, -aas-, -ətē, -i \
plural -es

Definition of mordacity

1 archaic : a readiness to bite
2 : a biting quality of speech

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History and Etymology for mordacity

Latin mordacitat-, mordacitas, from mordac-, mordax + -itat-, -itas -ity

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“Mordacity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mordacity. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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