Origin of acidulous
Examples from the Web for acidulous
There was an acidulous resentment in the tone of her answer that indicated that she wanted her husband to send me away.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
Clancy discovered that those full lips could be as acidulous as they were sensuous.Find the Woman|Arthur Somers Roche
Or to make head or tail, flesh, fowl, or good red herring of one of Auberon Herbert's acidulous jeremiads?
The first is prepared for neutral solutions; the last for acidulous ones.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
The latter moved in a sensuous deliberation, followed by a thin, acidulous trail of smoke, into inner rooms.The Three Black Pennys|Joseph Hergesheimer
Word Origin for acidulous
1769, "sub-acidic," used figuratively for "sour-tempered;" from Latin acidulus "slightly sour," a diminutive of acidus (see acid (adj.)).