HyperDic: acerbic

English > 2 senses of the word acerbic:
ADJECTIVEallacerbic, acerb, astringentsour or bitter in taste
allacerbic, acerb, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolicharsh or corrosive in tone
acerbic > pronunciation
Soundsahseh'rbihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > acerbic: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsour or bitter in taste.
Synonymsacerb, astringent
BroadersourHaving a sharp biting taste / taste
Spanishacerbo, acre, astringente
Catalanacre, astringent
Nounsacerbitya sharp sour taste
English > acerbic: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningharsh or corrosive in tone.
Example"an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"
Synonymsacerb, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic
BroaderunpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
Spanishabrasador, ácido, acre, amargo, áspero, cáustico, mordaz, virulento, vitriólico
Catalanabrasador, àcid, acre, amarg, aspre, càustic, corrossiu, virulent
Nounsacerbitya rough and bitter manner

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