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tart

[ tahrt ]SEE DEFINITION OF tart
  • adj.bitter, sour in taste or effect
  • nounpastry

Synonyms for tart

  • acid
  • astringent
  • caustic
  • cutting
  • dry
  • sharp
  • short
  • wounding
  • acerb
  • acerbic
  • acetose
  • acidulous
  • acrimonious
  • barbed
  • biting
  • harsh
  • nasty
  • piquant
  • pungent
  • scathing
  • snappish
  • snappy
  • snippy
  • tangy
  • testy
  • trenchant
  • vinegary
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Antonyms for tart

  • bland
  • calm
  • kind
  • mild
  • nice
  • sweet
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TART

Some tart messages and answers were exchanged on this occasion.

To be sent up with the cheese, or, if you like, with the tart.

And should we bid him bring us yet another course, I trow his answer will be tart!

He changed his meat plate now, and helped him lavishly to tart.

As for her tart retorts, terrifying to bores and toadies, they only amused him.

"Then, you'd better go, and relieve your feelings," was the tart rejoinder.

Tis my only consolation that I snatched the tart and eat it as I ran.

It may be the tart was good; but how fresh the appetite was!

He said, "No thank you," to all, for he thought but of the tart.

He thought the time was long till the time came for the tart to be cut.

WORD ORIGIN

"having a sharp taste," late 14c., perhaps from Old English teart "painful, sharp, severe" (in reference to punishment, pain, suffering), of unknown origin; possibly related to the root of teran "to tear." Figurative use, with reference to words, speech, etc., is attested from c.1600.

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acetous

adjectivesour
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