acerb

[ uh-surb ]
/ əˈsɜrb /

adjective

Origin of acerb

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

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

    The Job|Sinclair Lewis