HyperDic: acerb

English > 2 senses of the word acerb:
ADJECTIVEallacerb, acerbic, astringentsour or bitter in taste
allacerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolicharsh or corrosive in tone
English > acerb: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsour or bitter in taste.
Synonymsacerbic, astringent
BroadersourHaving a sharp biting taste / taste
Spanishacerbo, acre, astringente
Catalanacre, astringent
English > acerb: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningharsh or corrosive in tone.
Example"an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"
Synonymsacerbic, 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

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