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acerb

[uh-surb]
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adjective
  1. acerbic.

Origin of acerb

1650–60; < Latin acerbus; see acerbic
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Examples from the Web for acerb

Historical Examples

  • She denied that stenographers could ever form a union, but she could not answer his acerb, “Why not?”

    The Job

    Sinclair Lewis