Definitions for acerbicəˈsɜr bɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  1. acerbic(Adjective)

    Sour or bitter.

  2. acerbic(Adjective)

    Sarcastic or cynical.

  3. acerbic(Adjective)


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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acerbic(adj)

    sour or severe

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