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Meaning of ACERBIC

Pronunciation:  u'surbik

WordNet Dictionary
  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

ACERBIC is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*cerb"ic\, a.
Sour or severe.

Thesaurus Terms
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