Definitions for acerbicəˈsɜr bɪk

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. acerb, acerbic, astringent(adj)

    sour or bitter in taste

  2. acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic(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"; "a vitriolic critique"

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  1. acerbic(Adjective)

    Sour or bitter.

  2. acerbic(Adjective)

    Sarcastic or cynical.

  3. acerbic(Adjective)


  4. Origin: Circa 17th century, from acerbus.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Acerbic(adj)

    sour or severe

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