acerbity definition

  • noun:
    • Sourness or acidness of flavor, personality, or tone.
    • Sourness of style, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit.
    • Harshness, bitterness, or extent; since, acerbity of temperament, of language, of discomfort
    • Sourness of flavor, with bitterness and astringency, that way of unripe fresh fruit.
    • Harshness, bitterness, or seriousness.
    • Sourness, with roughness or astringency of flavor.
    • Poignancy or seriousness.
    • Harshness or extent, at the time of mood or phrase.
    • a rough and bitter way
    • a sharp bitterness
    • a sharp bad taste

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "acerbity"
    • In the other countries of Europe,…
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "acerbity"
  • Same Context for "acerbity"
149 votes

How would you define acerbity?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!