Definition of 'acerb'
- sour or bitter in taste
Synonyms: acerbic astringent
- 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"
Synonyms: acerbic acid acrid bitter blistering caustic sulfurous sulphurous venomous virulent vitriolic