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Another word for acerbic

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Adjective
  1. Having a noticeably sharp pungent taste or smell

      1. Having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids; sharp, tart, or tangy.
      2. Made acid or rancid by fermentation.
      3. Having the characteristics of fermentation or rancidity; tasting or smelling of decay.
      1. Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
      2. Disagreeable to the sense of sight:
      3. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
      1. Having or being a taste that is sharp, acrid, and unpleasant.
      2. Causing a sharply unpleasant, painful, or stinging sensation; harsh:
      3. Difficult or distasteful to accept, admit, or bear:
      1. Unpleasantly sharp, pungent, or bitter to the taste or smell.
      2. Caustic in language or tone:
    See also:

    taste

  2. Having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids

    See also:

    taste

  3. So sharp as to cause mental pain

Another word for acerbic

Modifier
  1. Sour in taste

    See also:

    sour

  2. Sharp or harsh in temper or language

      1. Capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action.
      2. Sarcastic or cutting; biting:
      3. Given to making caustic remarks:
      1. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
      2. Marked by or requiring strict adherence to rigorous standards or high principles:
      3. Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
      1. Causing a stinging sensation; nipping:
      2. Injuring or capable of injuring the feelings; caustic:
      3. Of or relating to insects and certain other animals that wound the skin with a sting, mouthparts, or fangs.