mordacity

[ mawr-dey-shuh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF mordacity
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The facility of doggrel merely of itself could not have yielded the exuberance of his humour and the mordacity of his satire.

WORD ORIGIN

"given to biting," 1640s (originally figurative), from Latin mordac-, stem of mordax, from mordere "to bite," perhaps from PIE root mer- (2) "to rub, harm" (see smart (v.)). Related: Mordacity.

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