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Definition of the adjective acerb
What does acerb mean as an attribute of a noun?
adjective - degrees: more acerb / acerber | most acerb / acerbest
- sour or bitter in taste
- harsh or corrosive in tone
Alternative definition of the adjective acerb
- Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit.
- synonym: acerbic
- Sharp and harsh in expressing oneself.
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The Imperial Dictionary (1863)
English, Technological, and Scientific by John Ogilvie
acerb, a. acerb'ity, n. speaking, (ararffz) - bitterness in sourness of temper. acerbic, a.
The Readable Dictionary (1860)
by John Williams (of Lancaster, O.)
Acerb, having a harsh taste like that of unripe fruit. Norm—In the accrb taste sourness is mingled with astringency. Exacerbate, lit. To render more harsh to the taste. Hence, Fig. To render more severe. Physicians speak of the exacerbation of the symptoms of a disease. Seuss, having the qualities of salt. (L. saI, salt.) BRACEISII, slightly impregnated with salt; as, brackish water. STALE, having lost its life, spirit, or flavor from being long kept; as stale beer; stale bread. In afig. sense, we ...
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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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