Synonyms of acerbic in English:

acerbic


See US English definition of acerbic

See UK English definition of acerbic

See Spanish definition of mordaz

adjective

1‘he was renowned for his abrasive manner and acerbic tongue’

SYNONYMS
sharp, sarcastic, sardonic, satirical, scathing, cutting, razor-edged, incisive, penetrating, piercing, biting, stinging, searing, keen, caustic, trenchant, bitter, acrimonious, astringent, harsh, severe, devastating, abrasive, wounding, hurtful, unkind, cruel, vitriolic, virulent, mordant, venomous, waspish, poisonous, spiteful, vicious, malicious
North American acerb
informal bitchy, catty
British informal sarky
North American informal snarky
rare mordacious, acidulous
ANTONYMS

mild, kind

2‘a yellowy acerbic fluid came out of the tap’

SYNONYMS
sour, acid, acidic, acidulated, tart, bitter, unsweetened, sharp, acetic, acetous, vinegary, pungent, acrid
unpleasant, distasteful
North American acerb
rare acidulous
ANTONYMS

sweet