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English adjective: mordacious

1. mordacious capable of wounding

SamplesA barbed compliment.
A biting aphorism.
Pungent satire.

Synonymsbarbed, biting, nipping, pungent



2. mordacious biting or given to biting

SamplesThey deliberately gave me a skittish and mordacious mount.

Similardangerous, unsafe


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