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How to use acerb in a sentence

The fruit remains acerb and hard; the tree declines to be "ameliorated" for the good of mankind.
PRAIRIE GOLDVARIOUS
She denied that stenographers could ever form a union, but she could not answer his acerb, “Why not?”
THE JOBSINCLAIR LEWIS
Thereupon followed a soft discussion that was as near being acerb as nails are near velvet paws.
VITTORIA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO ACERB

  • acerb
  • acerbic
  • acid
  • biting
  • bitter
  • caustic
  • cutting
  • cynical
  • disparaging
  • disrespectful
  • mean
  • poignant
  • pointed
  • sardonic
  • scathing
  • sharp
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