mordacity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mordacity a disposition to biting
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mordacity The quality of being mordacious; biting severity, or sarcastic quality.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mordacity The property of being mordacious; bitingness.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mordacity quality of being mordacious: biting severity
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mordacitas,: cf. F. mordacité,. See Mordacious
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. mordax, mordacismordēre, to bite.

Usage

In literature:

Mordac died at Beverley in 1153.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
And now to reply to the charge of mordacity.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
***