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Definition of the adjective acerb

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adjective - degrees: more acerb / acerber | most acerb / acerbest

  1. sour or bitter in taste
  2. harsh or corrosive in tone

Alternative definition of the adjective acerb


  1. Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit.
  2. Sharp and harsh in expressing oneself.

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Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

sarcastic, acidulous, acrid, acerb, acrimonious, ill- tempered, biting, mordant, cutting, vitriolic, sardonic, derisive, scornful, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ACERB, adj. \acerbus, Lat.] Acid, with an addition of roughness, as most truits are before they are ripe. Quincy. Acerb, in medicine, an intermediate taste between acid, austere and bitter. All matters which come under this denomination are ...

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acerb, a. acerb'ity, n. speaking, (ararffz) - bitterness in sourness of temper. acerbic, a.

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Video shows what acerb means. Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit.. Sharp and harsh in expressing oneself.. acerb pronunciation. How to ...

Scrabble value of A1C3E1R1B3

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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