acerbity

Synonyms and related words:
acescency, acid, acidity, acidness, acidulousness, acridity, acridness, acrimony, animosity, asperity, astringence, astringency, bile, bite, bitingness, bitter pill, bitter resentment, bitterness, bitterness of spirit, causticity, causticness, choler, corrosiveness, crabbedness, cuttingness, dourness, dryness, edge, fierceness, gall, gall and wormwood, gnashing of teeth, greenness, grip, hard feelings, harshness, heartburning, hyperacidity, incisiveness, keenness, mordacity, mordancy, piercingness, piquancy, poignancy, point, pungency, rancor, rankling, rigor, roughness, severity, sharpness, slow burn, soreness, sour, sourishness, sourness, spleen, stabbingness, sting, stridency, stringency, subacidity, surliness, tartishness, tartness, teeth, trenchancy, unripeness, unsweetness, vehemence, verjuice, vinegariness, vinegarishness, violence, virulence

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  • Acerbity — A*cerb i*ty, n. [F. acerbit[ e], L. acerbitas, fr. acerbus. See {Acerb}.] 1. Sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit. [1913 Webster] 2. Harshness, bitterness, or severity; as, acerbity of temper, of language …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acerbity — [n1] bitterness of taste acidity, asperity, astringency, mordancy, sourness, tartness; concepts 462,613 Ant. mellowness, mildness, sweetness acerbity [n2] harsh speech, behavior acrimoniousness, causticity, ill temper, irritability, rancor,… …   New thesaurus

  • acerbity — index ill will, rancor, severity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • acerbity — (n.) 1570s, from M.Fr. acerbité, from L. acerbitatem (nom. acerbitas) harshness, sharpness, bitterness, from acerbus bitter, sharp, tart (related to acer sharp; Cf. L. superbus haughty, from super above ), from PIE *ak sharp (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • acerbity — *acrimony, asperity Analogous words: sourness, acidity, tartness (see corresponding adjectives at SOUR): crabbedness, surliness, dourness, saturninity (see corresponding adjectives at SULLEN): bitterness, acridity (see corresponding adjectives at …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acerbity — [ə sʉr′bə tē] n. pl. acerbities [Fr acerbité < L acerbitas < acerbus, bitter < IE base * ak̑ : see ACID] 1. a sour, astringent quality 2. sharpness, bitterness, or harshness of temper, words, etc …   English World dictionary

  • acerbity — noun /əˈsɜːbɪti,əˈsɝbɪdi/ a) Sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit. b) Harshness, bitterness, or severity; as, acerbity of temper, of language, of pain …   Wiktionary

  • acerbity — [[t]əsɜ͟ː(r)bɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Acerbity is a kind of bitter, critical humour. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • acerbity — acerbic ► ADJECTIVE 1) sharp and forthright. 2) archaic or technical tasting sour or bitter. DERIVATIVES acerbically adverb acerbity noun. ORIGIN from Latin acerbus sour tasting …   English terms dictionary

  • acerbity — noun (plural ties) Date: 1572 the quality of being acerbic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acerbity — /euh serr bi tee/, n. 1. sourness, with roughness or astringency of taste. 2. harshness or severity, as of temper or expression. [1565 75; < L acerbitas. See ACERBIC, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

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