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Meaning of ACERBITY

Pronunciation:  u'surbitee

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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