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Acerb Definition

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[adj] harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"
[adj] sour or bitter in taste


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\A*cerb"\, a. [L. acerbus, fr. acer sharp: cf. F. acerbe. See {Acrid}.] Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit; sharp and harsh.

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