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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Definitions for acerbic

  1. Sharp, biting, or acid in temper, expression, or tone.

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Citations for acerbic
But more than that, he is a social critic, and an efficient one, acerbic and devastating. Benoit Aubin, Maclean's
Since I started out as a writer many years ago, I have built a reputation as an acerbic, mean-spirited observer of the human condition. Joe Queenan, My Goodness: A Cynic's Short-Lived Search for Sainthood
Origin of acerbic
1860-1865
Acerbic comes from Latin acerbus, "bitter, sour, severe, harsh."