acerb - definitions and synonyms

acerb adjective

  1. English Meaning: 

    : sour or bitter in taste


    acerbic / astringent
  2. English Meaning: 

    : harsh or corrosive in tone

    Example Sentenses:

    • 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

    • a vitriolic critique