What does acerbic mean?

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

Editors Contribution

  1. acerbic

    渋い、すっぱい、辛らつな in Japanese. 大動脈 means artery.


  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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