Definition of mordacious in English:

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mordacious

Pronunciation: /môrˈdāSHəs/

adjective

formal
1Denoting or using biting sarcasm or invective.
Example sentences
  • You've barely spoken a word all night, and haven't uttered so much as one mordacious comment.
  • His mordacious warnings about the bleak future of NATO.
  • The more he intermingles mordacious taunts with earnest reflections on the feelings of a man suffocated by a less than satisfying matrimony, the harder it is to take him seriously.
2(Of a person or animal) given to biting.
Example sentences
  • A small-scale musical in which that mordacious man-about-necks (Dracula) figures prominently.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin mordax, mordac- 'biting' + -ious.

Words that rhyme with mordacious

Athanasius, audacious, bodacious, cactaceous, capacious, carbonaceous, contumacious, Cretaceous, curvaceous, disputatious, edacious, efficacious, fallacious, farinaceous, flirtatious, foliaceous, fugacious, gracious, hellacious, herbaceous, Ignatius, loquacious, mendacious, ostentatious, perspicacious, pertinacious, pugnacious, rapacious, sagacious, salacious, saponaceous, sebaceous, sequacious, setaceous, spacious, tenacious, veracious, vexatious, vivacious, voracious

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Syllabification: mor·da·cious

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