ETYM Latin acerbus, from acer sharp: cf. French acerbe. Related to Acrid.
1. Harsh or corrosive in tone; SYN. acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, venomous, virulent, vitriolic.
2. Sour or bitter in taste; SYN. acerbic, astringent, sharp.
Acid in temper, mood, or tone.
Harsh or corrosive in tone
ETYM Latin acidus sour, from the root ak to be sharp: cf. French acide. Related to Acute.
(Chemistry) Containing acid.
1. Harsh or corrosive in tone
2. Being sour to the taste
3. Having the characteristics of an acid
ETYM Latin acidulus, dim. of acidus. Related to Acid.
Slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish.
Sharp or bitter-tasting; sharp or sour in taste or manner.
ETYM Latin acer sharp; prob. assimilated in form to acid. Related to Eager.
Strong and sharp.
Harsh or corrosive in tone.
ETYM Cf. Late Lat. acrimonious, French acrimonieux.
Marked by strong resentment or cynicism; SYN. bitter.
Bitter; caustic; angry.
ETYM Latin astringens, p. pr. of astringere: cf. French astringent. Related to Astringe.
Tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue.
ETYM Latin bilis bile: cf. French biliaire.
Pertaining to bile.
Relating to the bile ducts or the gallbladder.
ETYM Latin biliosus, from bilis bile.
Ill-tempered; very unpleasant.
1. Relating to or containing bile; SYN. biliary.
2. Suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress; SYN. liverish, livery.
Causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; SYN. bitter.
(Informal) Prone to petty squabbles or malicious gossip.
ETYM Latin caustucs, Greek, from kaiein to burn. Related to Calm, Ink.
Of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action; SYN. corrosive, erosive, vitriolic.
1. Suitable for cutting or severing.
2. As physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; SYN. keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing.
3. (Of speech) Harsh or hurtful in tone or character; SYN. edged, stinging.
Biting; caustic; incisive; corrosive
Biting; corrosive; caustic; stinging
ETYM French, p. pr. of poindre to sting, from Latin pungere to prick, sting. Related to Pungent.
Keenly distressing to the mind or feelings.
ETYM Latin pungens, -entis, p. pr. of pungere, punctum, to prick. Related to Compunction, Expunge, Poignant, Point, Puncheon, Punctilio, Punt.
Sharp biting or acrid especially in taste or smell.
Having sharp, bitter flavor or acid smell; incisive, caustic (of wit etc.).
Botany, ending in a sharp point.
Sinonimi: salted | salt-cured
(Used especially of meats) Preserved in salt; SYN. salted, salt-cured.
1. Containing or filled with salt
2. (Rare; of speech) Painful; bitter
1. Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; SYN. terrible, wicked.
2. Unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; SYN. spartan, strict.
3. Very bad in degree or extent
caustic or hostile