Definition of mordacity in English:

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Pronunciation: /mɔːˈdasɪti/


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


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

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