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    acerb

    acerb - Dictionary definition and meaning for word acerb

    Definition
    (adj) sour or bitter in taste
    Synonyms : acerbic , astringent
    Definition
    (adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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