1. acerbic

adjective. ['əˈsɛrbɪk'] harsh or corrosive in tone.


  • vitriolic
  • unpleasant
  • sulphurous
  • bitter
  • acid
  • sulfurous
  • blistering
  • acrid
  • acerb
  • virulent


  • constructive
  • good-natured
  • nice
  • pleasing

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Rhymes with Acerbic

  • aerobic
  • amoebic
  • anaerobic
  • arabic
  • arabic
  • ascorbic
  • babic
  • babik
  • berbick
  • bobek
  • bobick
  • brabec
  • cherubic
  • claustrophobic
  • cubic
  • dalbec
  • dobek
  • dombek
  • doubek
  • drabek

How do you pronounce acerbic?

Pronounce acerbic as əˈsɛrbɪk.

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Sentences with acerbic

1. Adjective
So, from one acerbic little book came a lasting legacy of laughter for people all over the world.

Quotes about acerbic

1. Humor is rare in science fiction... there's so little of it that it automatically reminds you of other heroes with that acerbic humor when you find it.
- John Scalzi

2. People of Panem, we fight, we dare, we end our hunger for justice!” There‘s dead silence on the set. It goes on. And on. Finally, the intercom crackles and Haymitch‘s acerbic laugh fills the studio. He contains himself just long enough to say, “And that, my friends, is how a revolution dies.
- Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

2. acerbic

adjective. ['əˈsɛrbɪk'] sour or bitter in taste.


  • acerb
  • sour


  • unpleasantness
  • palatable
  • inoffensive