acerbic definition

  • adjective:
    • Sour or bitter tasting; acid. See Synonyms at sour.
    • Sharp or biting, like in character or expression: "On Occasion, the playwright permits an acerbic tone to pierce through otherwise arid or flowery proseā€ ( Alvin Klein).
    • Sour or bitter.
    • Sarcastic or cynical.
    • Sharp-tempered.
    • Sour or serious.
    • bad or sour in style
    • harsh or corrosive in tone
  • others:
    • Of a harsh character.

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