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  • nounbitterness of taste
  • nounharsh speech, behavior

synonyms for acerbity

  • acidity
  • asperity
  • astringency
  • sourness
  • tartness
  • mordancy
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antonyms for acerbity

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  • kindness
  • mellowness
  • mildness
  • sweetness
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How to use acerbity in a sentence

Some of Hills acerbity may have been absorbed from Richardson, hurt by the writers silence.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON'S INTRODUCTION TO PAMELASAMUEL RICHARDSON
(p. 505) "I would add that the above message lost none of its acerbity by the manner of its delivery."
THE STORY OF THE GREAT WAR, VOLUME I (OF 8)VARIOUS
The old maid, who is far from an attractive example of her tribe, is looking venom and acerbity personified.
ROWLANDSON THE CARICATURIST. SECOND VOLUMEJOSEPH GREGO
"Thank ye kindly," the big man replied with some acerbity, and plunged out into the darkness and rain.
BOB, SON OF BATTLEALFRED OLLIVANT
"No, and you wasn't tellin' me that you had a bill of sale of the fixin's and furniture," replied the Cap'n with acerbity.
THE SKIPPER AND THE SKIPPEDHOLMAN DAY
But never in my life before or since have I tasted anything comparable to that olive for pure, unadulterated acerbity.
FROM PILLAR TO POSTJOHN KENDRICK BANGS
What had passed between her and Mr. Arabin had not, alas, tended to lessen the acerbity of her spirit.
BARCHESTER TOWERSANTHONY TROLLOPE
Since his pen first wrote, a shining acerbity like the glint of a sword-edge has never deserted the literature of the capital.
AVRILH. BELLOC
Instead of heeding this witness she went on with acerbity: "It might surely have occurred to you that something would come up."
WHAT MAISIE KNEWHENRY JAMES
In spite of the acerbity of Mr. Tyrrel's feelings, it is probable, however, he did some justice to his rival.
CALEB WILLIAMSWILLIAM GODWIN
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WORDS RELATED TO ACERBITY

  • acerbity
  • acridness
  • astringency
  • causticity
  • pungency
  • sourness
  • tartness
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