acerbic

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Acerbic \A*cerb"ic\, adjective Sour or severe.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

acerbic

adjective

1: sour or bitter in taste [syn: {acerb}, {acerbic}, {astringent}]

2: 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" [syn: {acerb}, {acerbic}, {acid}, {acrid}, {bitter}, {blistering}, {caustic}, {sulfurous}, {sulphurous}, {virulent}, {vitriolic}]


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