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definition of the word acerbic

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Circa 17th century, from Latin acerbus (sour, bitter).

acerbic (comparative more acerbic, superlative most acerbic)

Positive
acerbic

Comparative
more acerbic

Superlative
most acerbic

  1. Sour or bitter.
  2. Sarcastic or cynical
    e.g. acerbic wit; "Well, he's certainly the bright bulb among the 25-watters..."
  3. Sharp-tempered.
    Quotations:
    • "...he is one of the most acerbic people in his field, quick to take offense and not shy about telling people with whom he disagrees how much he thinks they have failed in thought and action." — Washington Post, May 5, 2005


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