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
British Dictionary definitions for acidulous
Word Origin for acidulous
Word Origin and History for acidulous
1769, "sub-acidic," used figuratively for "sour-tempered;" from Latin acidulus "slightly sour," a diminutive of acidus (see acid (adj.)).