Definitions for acerb

Definitions for (adj) acerb

Main entry: sulfurous, sulphurous, caustic, blistering, bitter, acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, virulent, vitriolic

Definition: harsh or corrosive in tone

Usage: 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

Main entry: acerb, acerbic, astringent

Definition: sour or bitter in taste

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