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KK Pronunciation

〔 ә`sʒb 〕


〔 әˋsә:b 〕

Overview of adj acerb

The adj acerb has 2 senses

  • acerb, acerbic, astringent -- (sour or bitter in taste)

  • acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic -- (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"; "a vitriolic critique")