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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A rough and bitter manner; A sharp sour taste; A sharp bitterness.

Usage examples (21)
  • Private sorrow had increased the natural acerbity of his temper.
  • These two facts had not combined to sweeten the natural acerbity of her temper.
  • Indeed for the last day or two her aunt's acerbity towards her had been much diminished.
  • 'acerbity' meant that 'you ate nothing but vegetable food,' and so on all down the list. for more
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