Part of speech:
The definition of tart is something that has a sharp or sour taste.
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Expressing or marked by sarcasm.
Acid is defined as something that has a sour taste, or something that has a pH of less than 7 in chemistry.
Acrid is defined as a sharp, bitter taste or smell that is unpleasant.
(Geol.) Designating or of igneous rocks with more than 66% silica
Relating to an animal or animals capable of biting, especially an insect.
That can burn, eat away, or destroy tissue by chemical action; corrosive
Having a harsh, biting quality
Designating or having a sharp, often unpleasant taste; acrid, as quinine or peach stones
Too strong to the taste; bitter
Strongly affecting the senses of smell and taste:
No longer wet:
Having a tang, or pleasantly sharp flavor
Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing:
Penetrating, biting, or caustic:
The definition of scathing is something or someone severely and harshly critical.
Of, similar to, or derived from a vitriol.
Having a noticeably sharp pungent taste or smell
Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
So sharp as to cause mental pain
Characteristic of or emanating from burning sulfur.
Extremely hostile or malicious:
Of or suggesting a prostitute:
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