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acerbic

(adjective) Sharp or biting, as in character or expression.

Synonyms: blistering, caustic, acid, vitriolic, acerb, acrid, sulfurous, virulent, bitter

Usage: The comedienne's acerbic wit drew laughs from the crowd, though some found her jokes offensive.
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acerbic
Definition: (adjective) Sharp or biting, as in character or expression.
Synonyms: blistering, caustic, acid, vitriolic, acerb, acrid, sulfurous, virulent, bitter
Usage: The comedienne's acerbic wit drew laughs from the crowd, though some found her jokes offensive.
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a·cer·bic (ə-sûr′bĭk) also a·cerb (ə-sûrb′)
adj.
1. Sour or bitter tasting; acid. See Synonyms at bitter, sour.
2. Sharp or biting, as in character or expression: "At times, the playwright allows an acerbic tone to pierce through otherwise arid or flowery prose" (Alvin Klein).
[From Latin acerbus; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]
a·cer′bi·cal·ly adv.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
acerbic (əˈsɜːbɪk) or acerb
adj
harsh, bitter, or astringent; sour
[C17: from Latin acerbus sour, bitter]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a•cer•bic (əˈsɜr bɪk)

adj.
1. sour or astringent in taste.
2. sharply or bitterly severe, as temper or expression.
[1860–65; < Latin acerb(us) sour, unripe + -ic]
a•cer′bi•cal•ly, adv.
a•cer′bi•ty, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
acerbic - Often describes a sharp or biting mood, temper, tone, or wit; acerbity is normally a bit less sharp than sarcasm.
See also related terms for temper.
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Adj. 1. acerbic - sour or bitter in tasteacerbic - sour or bitter in taste
acerb, astringent
sour - having a sharp biting taste
2. acerbic - harsh or corrosive in toneacerbic - harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"
blistering, caustic, acid, vitriolic, acerb, acrid, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, bitter
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
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acerbic
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a·cer·bic (ə-sûr′bĭk) also a·cerb (ə-sûrb′)
adj.
1. Sour or bitter tasting; acid. See Synonyms at bitter, sour.
2. Sharp or biting, as in character or expression: "At times, the playwright allows an acerbic tone to pierce through otherwise arid or flowery prose" (Alvin Klein).
[From Latin acerbus; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]
a·cer′bi·cal·ly adv.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
acerbic (əˈsɜːbɪk) or acerb
adj
harsh, bitter, or astringent; sour
[C17: from Latin acerbus sour, bitter]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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acerbic

adj. 1. sour or astringent in taste
2. sharply or bitterly severe, as temper or expression

acerbic commentary

[1860-65; <L acerb(us) sour, unripe + -IC]

--acerbically, adv.
--acerbity, n.


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