Part of speech:
The definition of acrimonious is when someone or something is bitter or harsh in manner or speech, or rubs a person the wrong way.
Of or relating to insects and certain other animals that wound the skin with a sting, mouthparts, or fangs.
Designating or having a sharp, often unpleasant taste; acrid, as quinine or peach stones
Unpleasant, uncomfortable, or hostile to survival:
Full of or giving pain:
Sharply painful to the feelings; piercing
The definition of sarcastic is a description of a sneering or ironic remark or someone who makes such remarks.
The definition of scathing is something or someone severely and harshly critical.
Sudden and shrill:
A rash characterized by intensely itching welts, triggered by the release of histamine and caused by an allergic response to any of multiple agents or conditions, including food, drugs, and infections.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(Historical) The flogging of a paralyzed limb, etc. with nettles for the stimulating effect produced
Sharp or biting, as in character or expression:
Acid is defined as something that has a sour taste, or something that has a pH of less than 7 in chemistry.
That contracts bodily tissue and checks secretions, capillary bleeding, etc.; styptic
Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing:
Penetrating, biting, or caustic:
Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
So sharp as to cause mental pain
Referring to something that has a sharp planar surface
A thing that urges or stimulates; goad
To feel a sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
To have a prickly or stinging sensation; tingle
To inflict wounds or a wound on.
To be the source of such pain, as a wound
To stick out; protrude
To have or cause pain
To irritate; vex.
To punish or torture by fixing on a stake
To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
(Slang) To take (drugs) illegally:
To waste time; dawdle
To defeat soundly:
(Informal) To take advantage of by cheating, sponging, etc.
To injure or kill.
Swindle is to use deception, lies or fraudulent is defined as to trick someone or to obtain something that is not yours.
To swindle; cheat:
To take something from (another) by means of unseemly or deceptive methods.
To deceive or cheat.
To take something from by fraud; swindle:
(Sports) To position oneself closer to a certain area than is normal or expected:
Bilk is defined as to swindle or get out of paying.
To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
To arouse to passionate feeling or action:
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
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