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Definition of the adverb Acerbically

What does Acerbically mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. sourly; bitterly
  2. In a sarcastic or cynical manner.

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Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

sullenly 09 cynically, hostilely, intensely, painfully 10 grievously, grudgingly, piercingly, scathingly, spitefully, venomously 11 acerbically, caustically, indignantly, rancorously, resentfully, with vitriol 12 begrudgingly, embitteredly, malevolently, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures (2003)

by George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman

Saint-Simon describes him acerbically as “a small man with ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (2015)

by Frederick F. Wherry, Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

These comments are part of a long tradition of criticism of executive compensation, especially in the United States, with the economist John Kenneth Galbraith long ago acerbically noting, “The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set (2010)

by John Anthony McGuckin

The British historian Kidd acerbically described the situation in the following terms: Thus the Patriarchate, degraded by simony and made the sport of intrigue by its own people, has come to be regarded by many of the Orthodox as an agent of ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

acerbically adv. acerbity n. – origin Latin acerbus 'sour-tasting'. acetate /a-si-tayt/ n. 1 Chem. a salt or ester of acetic acid. 2 fibre or plastic made from a substance produced from cellulose. acetic acid /uh- see-tik/ ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Literature (2003)

by Simon Gikandi

acerbically criticized the dehumanizing colonial enterprise in an influential trilogy set in the interior of Angola. These writers are important links to ...

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The value of this 11-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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