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acerbity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acerbity  \A*cerb"i*ty\,  n.  [F.  acerbit['e],  L.  acerbitas  fr 
  acerbus  See  {Acerb}.] 
  1.  Sourness  of  taste,  with  bitterness  and  astringency,  like 
  that  of  unripe  fruit. 
 
  2.  Harshness,  bitterness,  or  severity;  as  acerbity  of 
  temper,  of  language,  of  pain.  --Barrow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acerbity 
  n  1:  a  sharp  bitterness 
  2:  a  sharp  sour  taste  [syn:  {tartness}] 
  3:  a  sharp  and  bitter  manner  [syn:  {bitterness},  {acrimony},  {jaundice}] 




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