Acerbity meaning

ə-sûr'bĭ-tē
Sourness or acidness of taste, character, or tone.
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A sour, astringent quality.
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Sharpness, bitterness, or harshness of temper, words, etc.
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Sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit.
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Harshness, bitterness, or severity; as, acerbity of temper, of language, of pain.
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Origin of acerbity

  • From French acerbité, from Latin acerbitās (“acerbity; harshness”), from acerbus (“bitter”). See acerb.
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