Mordaciously
Mordacious Mor*da"cious, a. [L. mordax, -acis, fr. mordere, morsum, to bite. See {Morsel}.] Biting; given to biting; hence, figuratively, sarcastic; severe; scathing. -- {Mor*da"cious*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • mordaciously — adverb in a mordacious manner she taunted him mordaciously • Derived from adjective: ↑mordacious * * * adverb see mordacious * * * mordāˈciously adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑mordacious …   Useful english dictionary

  • mordaciously — See mordacious. * * * …   Universalium

  • mordaciously — mor·da·cious·ly …   English syllables

  • mordacious — mordaciously, adv. mordacity /mawr das i tee/, n. /mawr day sheuhs/, adj. 1. biting or given to biting. 2. sharp or caustic in style, tone, etc. [1640 50; < L mordaci (s. of mordax given to biting) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • mordacity — See mordaciously. * * * …   Universalium

  • bitterly — Synonyms and related words: abominably, acerbically, acerbly, acidly, acridly, acrimoniously, agonizingly, awfully, baldly, balefully, bitingly, blatantly, brashly, caustically, confoundedly, corrodingly, corrosively, cruelly, cuttingly, damnably …   Moby Thesaurus

  • keenly — Synonyms and related words: acerbically, acerbly, acidly, acridly, acrimoniously, actively, animatedly, anxiously, ardently, avidly, bitingly, bitterly, breathlessly, briskly, caustically, con brio, cordially, corrodingly, corrosively, cuttingly …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mordacious — /mɔˈdeɪʃəs/ (say maw dayshuhs) adjective biting; given to biting. {Latin mordācitas power of biting + ous} –mordaciously, adverb –mordacity /mɔˈdæsəti/ (say maw dasuhtee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • mordacious — [môr dā′shəs] adj. [< L mordax (gen. mordacis), biting < base of mordere, to bite: see MORDANT & OUS] biting, sharp, acrid, or caustic mordaciously adv. mordacity [môrdas′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

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