acerb

Definitions of acerb
  1. adjective
    sour or bitter in taste
    synonyms: acerbic, astringent
    sour
    having a sharp biting taste
  2. adjective
    harsh or corrosive in tone
    synonyms: acerbic, acid, acrid, astringent, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic
    unpleasant
    disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
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