Acerb

Definitions of "Acerb"

Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste; sour, with astringency or roughness; hence, figuratively, sharp, harsh, etc.

Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit; sharp and harsh. adjective

Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit. adjective

Sharp and harsh in expressing oneself. adjective

Harsh or corrosive in tone adjective

Sour or bitter in taste adjective

The word "Acerb" in example sentences

The morning my review ran, I got a call from an agent friend who is cultivated, extraordinarily smart and superbly acerb. When Words Fail

This way came Dr. John, in visage, in shape, in hue, as unlike the dark, acerb, and caustic little professor, as the fruit of the Hesperides might be unlike the sloe in the wild thicket; as the high-couraged but tractable Villette

John Richardson's piece on Judy Chicago is delightful, insightful, and nicely acerb. Leftovers

She denied that stenographers could ever form a union, but she could not answer his acerb, "Why not?" The Job An American Novel

It may be suggested, in tones of some remonstrance, that things like "though pierced by the cruel acerb," or "thy fleetingness is bigger in the ghost," or "her gabbling grey she eyes askant," or "sheer film of the surface awag" are not taking Nature naturally. The Victorian Age in Literature

Yet his carriage was assuredly not that of middle age, and indeed, the total of his personality, neither young nor old, neither callow nor acerb, neither lightly unreserved nor too gravely severe, offered certain problems not capable of instant solution. The Law of the Land

Then acerb old John Cotton and some other Boston ascetics Sabbath in Puritan New England

He had been giving a dinner followed by a concert, and the deafening strains of the music clashed with my acerb spirit, irritating me excessively. Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

Separated from a certain fascination that there was for her in Edward's acerb wit, she saw that he was doing a dastardly thing in cold blood. Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

Thereupon followed a soft discussion that was as near being acerb as nails are near velvet paws. Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

Separated from a certain fascination that there was for her in Edward's acerb wit, she saw that he was doing a dastardly thing in cold blood. Rhoda Fleming — Volume 3

He had been giving a dinner followed by a concert, and the deafening strains of the music clashed with my acerb spirit, irritating me excessively. The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Volume 6

Thereupon followed a soft discussion that was as near being acerb as nails are near velvet paws. Vittoria — Volume 5

Thereupon followed a soft discussion that was as near being acerb as nails are near velvet paws. Vittoria — Complete

Separated from a certain fascination that there was for her in Edward's acerb wit, she saw that he was doing a dastardly thing in cold blood. Rhoda Fleming — Complete

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