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Definition of the adjective acerbic

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adjective - degrees: more acerbic / most acerbic

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

Alternative definition of the adjective acerbic

adjective

  1. Sour or bitter.
  2. Sarcastic or cynical.
  3. See Sharp-tempered.

Definition of the adjective acerbic for high school students

    biting, bitter in tone or taste
    • example: Jill became extremely acerbic and began to cruelly make fun of all her friends.

The adjective acerbic is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

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Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2000)

by Adrian Room

acerbic see acid achievement/exploit/feat An achievement is an accomplishment that involved the overcoming of a disadvantage or difficulty: 'It is an achievement to pass your driving test after only ten lessons.' An exploit is a brave, risky or ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott

AUROCH, MORSEL, BUFFALO bite _ EAT, NIP, TANG, STING biting _ ACID, TART, ACRID, SHARP, ACERBIC, MORDANT bitter _ SOUR, ACRID, ACERBIC bitter (pert to) bark _ NIEPA, NIOTA vetch _ ERS water _ MARAH bitumen _ TAR, ...

Google previewDictionary, Grades 6 - 12 (2012)

Classic Reference Library by American Education Publishing

acerbic. serve. a•cer•bic adj. Acid in one's mood. ac•et•a•min•o•phen n. A compound used for relieving pain and fever. ac•e•tate n. Salt formed by the union of acetic acid with a base, used in making rayon and plastics. a•ce•tic adj. Pertaining to ...

Google previewENGLISH - ENGLISH DICTIONARY (POCKET SIZE) (2015)

by V&S EDITORIAL BOARD

Acerbic – (adj.) 1 Sharp and forthright.

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

acerbic /uh-ser-bik/ adj. sharp and direct: acerbic comments. 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 ...

Google previewPaperback Oxford English Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite

acerbic /uh-ser-bik/ adj. sharp and direct: acerbic comments. 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 ...

Google previewAmerican Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History by Gina Misiroglu

Regarded by fans as something of a philosopher, Carlin remained popular for articulating often unpleasant and sometimes acerbic, but usually hilarious, truths about the way Americans live, or pretend to. The comedian, who died of heart ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3E1R1B3I1C3

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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