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Acerbity definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ACERB'ITY, n.
1. A sourness, with roughness, or astringency.
2. Figuratively, harshness or severity of temper in man.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a sharp bitterness
2: a sharp sour taste [syn: acerbity, tartness]
3: a rough and bitter manner [syn: bitterness, acrimony, acerbity, jaundice, tartness, thorniness]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -ties) Date: 1572 the quality of being acerbic

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. 2. Harshness, bitterness, or severity; as, acerbity of temper, of language, of pain. --Barrow.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Acerbity is a kind of bitter, critical humour. (FORMAL)

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Sourness, astringency, roughness, acidity, acidness, tartness, acridity, acridness, bitterness. 2. Acrimony, acrimoniousness, severity, harshness, sternness, asperity, bitterness, venom, rancor, crabbedness, churlishness, moroseness, sullenness, ill-temper.

Moby Thesaurus

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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