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adjectiveliterary mainly US
another term for acerbic
‘dry, acerb, literate satire’
- ‘Above all, Delambre spices his presentation with acerb and delightful comments…’
- ‘It has the subtle acerb taste with violets and wood berries perfumes.’
Early 17th century from Latin acerbus ‘sour-tasting’.
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