Crossword clues for acerb
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Acerb \A*cerb"\, a. [L. acerbus, fr. acer sharp: cf. F. acerbe. See Acrid.] Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit; sharp and harsh.
a. 1 Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit. 2 Sharp and harsh in expressing oneself.
harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation" [syn: acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, venomous, virulent, vitriolic]
Usage examples of "acerb".
But perhaps on Plause's level he would not encounter the acerb Illyan.
He does acerb almost better than anyone I know, except for my mother when she's lost her temper, which thank God is not very often.
He had grown taller: this she had expected, but not the change in his face which had lengthened and hardened and taken on an acerb refinement.