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mordacity (mɔːˈdæsɪtɪ) 

Definitions

noun

  1. the fact or condition of being mordant

mordacious (mɔːˈdeɪʃəs Pronunciation for mordacious

Definitions

adjective

  1. sarcastic, caustic, or biting

Derived Forms

morˈdaciously adverb
mordacity (mɔːˈdæsɪtɪ Pronunciation for mordacity , morˈdaciousness noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin mordax, from mordēre to bite

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