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Definition of "mordacious" []

  • Given to biting; biting. (adjective)
  • Caustic; sarcastic. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mordacious" in a sentence
  • ""You must forgive the Maestra for her characteristic mordacious tone, Consejal Pejeno," Betina du Zabala of the Gremio Poetica said, smiling oddly at her great rival."
  • "But with one great and splendid virtue was he endowed in the eyes of the enemies of the House of Borgia -- contemporary, and subsequent down to our times -- a most profound, unchristian, and mordacious hatred of all"
  • "Calvinist, vented in his writings a mordacious hatred of the Papacy and of the religion from which he had seceded."