What does acerbic mean?

Definitions for acerbic
əˈsɜr bɪkacer·bic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acerb, acerbic, astringentadjective

    sour or bitter in taste

  2. acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolicadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. acerbicadjective

    Sour or bitter.

    Etymology: Circa 17th century, from acerbus.

  2. acerbicadjective

    Sarcastic or cynical.

    Etymology: Circa 17th century, from acerbus.

  3. acerbicadjective

    Sharp-tempered.

    Etymology: Circa 17th century, from acerbus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acerbicadjective

    sour or severe

Editors Contribution

  1. acerbic

    渋い、すっぱい、辛らつな in Japanese.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 24, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acerbic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acerbic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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