Share this entry

mordacity Line breaks: mor|da¦city
Pronunciation: /mɔːˈdasɪti/

Definition of mordacity in English:

noun

[mass noun] formal
Biting sarcasm or invective: such panache and gleeful mordacity in his phrasing

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French mordacité or Latin mordacitas, from mordax, mordac- 'biting' (see mordacious).

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources