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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishacerbica‧cer‧bic /əˈsɜːbɪk $ -ɜːr-/ adjective  CRITICIZEcriticizing someone or something in a clever but cruel way syn biting acerbic witacerbity noun [uncountable]
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acerbicAfter it he'd become withdrawn and moody, his formerly friendly nature turning acerbic and harsh.The most entertaining moments of the debate took place during acerbic cross fires among the leading candidates.Traditionally it was an area of peasant insurrectionists, schismatics, and sectarians whose acerbic style was reflected in Lenin's own.Thomas's witty and sometimes acerbic voice became the other side of her inner dialogue.He is known for his acerbic wit and his mean streak.
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