mordacious Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite capable of wounding
biting; barbed; pungent; nipping.
- a barbed compliment
- a biting aphorism
- pungent satire
adjective satellite biting or given to biting
- they deliberately gave me a skittish and mordacious mount
, fr. mordere
, to bite. See Morsel
- Biting; given to biting; hence, figuratively, sarcastic; severe; scathing. -- Mor*da"cious*ly, adv.
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