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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Harsh or corrosive in tone; Sour or bitter in taste.

Usage examples (35)
  • Twain was deeply interested in people, and various " types " are drawn from his piercing gaze, rendered with acerbic wit.
  • An acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
  • Cowell, 50, best-known as the acerbic judge on America's top-rated TV singing contest
  • Beatrice Arthur, best known as the acerbic Maude Findlay on Norman Lear's television sitcom for more
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