Synonyms for acerbity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-sur-bi-tee
Phonetic Transcription : əˈsɜr bɪ ti

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Définition of acerbity

Origin :
  • 1570s, from Middle French acerbité, from Latin acerbitatem (nominative acerbitas) "harshness, sharpness, bitterness," from acerbus "bitter to taste, sharp, sour, tart" (related to acer "sharp;" cf. Latin superbus "haughty," from super "above"), from Proto-Italic *akro-po- "sharp," from PIE *ak- "sharp" (see acrid). Earliest use in English is figurative, of "sharp and bitter" persons. Of tastes, from 1610s.
  • noun bitterness of taste
  • noun harsh speech, behavior
Example sentences :
  • Now, she spoke with some acerbity in her voice, which could at will be wondrous soft and low.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • “I would have thought her mother should have kept her in order,” said Rachel with acerbity.
  • Extract from : « Clare Avery » by Emily Sarah Holt
  • After a time Mern suggested with acerbity that Craig was incoherent.
  • Extract from : « Joan of Arc of the North Woods » by Holman Day
  • "You have promised me," he began, with a note of acerbity in his voice.
  • Extract from : « The Green Rust » by Edgar Wallace
  • Much annoyed, I answered with some acerbity, bidding her kindly to be gone.
  • Extract from : « Fibble, D. D. » by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  • "I was thinking of her losing me," replied Mr. Chalk, with a touch of acerbity.
  • Extract from : « Dialstone Lane, Complete » by W.W. Jacobs
  • "Not my friend, a mere acquaintance," Vane replies with acerbity.
  • Extract from : « Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily » by Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
  • "I have no doubt he is a thief," continued Aunt Maria, with acerbity.
  • Extract from : « Phil the Fiddler » by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • "I mean what I say," returned Alice with a touch of acerbity.
  • Extract from : « The Beauty » by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
  • "And a jolly lot that means to me," retorted Masters, with acerbity.
  • Extract from : « The Tempering » by Charles Neville Buck

Antonyms for acerbity

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