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Meaning of ACERBITY

Pronunciation:  u'surbitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a sharp and bitter manner
  2. [n]  a sharp sour taste
  3. [n]  a sharp bitterness
 

ACERBITY is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: acrimony, bitterness, jaundice, tartness
 
 See Also: acidity, bitter, disagreeableness, sour, sourness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*cerb"i*ty\, n. [F. acerbit['e], L. acerbitas, fr.
acerbus. See {Acerb}.]
1. Sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like
   that of unripe fruit.

2. Harshness, bitterness, or severity; as, acerbity of
   temper, of language, of pain. --Barrow.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acescency, acid, acidity, acidness, acidulousness, acridity, acridness, acrimony, animosity, asperity, astringence, astringency, bile, bite, bitingness, bitter pill, bitter resentment, bitterness, bitterness of spirit, causticity, causticness, choler, corrosiveness, crabbedness, cuttingness, dourness, dryness, edge, fierceness, gall, gall and wormwood, gnashing of teeth, greenness, grip, hard feelings, harshness, heartburning, hyperacidity, incisiveness, keenness, mordacity, mordancy, piercingness, piquancy, poignancy, point, pungency, rancor, rankling, rigor, roughness, severity, sharpness, slow burn, soreness, sour, sourishness, sourness, spleen, stabbingness, sting, stridency, stringency, subacidity, surliness, tartishness, tartness, teeth, trenchancy, unripeness, unsweetness, vehemence, verjuice, vinegariness, vinegarishness, violence, virulence
 

 

 

 

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