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Meaning of ACERB

Pronunciation:  u'surb

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  sour or bitter in taste
 

ACERB is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: acerbic, acid, acrid, astringent, bitter, blistering, caustic, sharp, sour, sulfurous, sulphurous, unpleasant, venomous, virulent, vitriolic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*cerb"\, a. [L. acerbus, fr. acer sharp: cf. F. acerbe.
See {Acrid}.]
Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit; sharp
and harsh.

 

 

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