Definition of acerbic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

acerbic

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//əˈsərbɪk//
 
(formal)
 
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(of a person or what they say) critical in a direct and rather cruel way The letter was written in her usual acerbic style.
NAmE//əˈsərbət̮i//
 
noun [uncountable]
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