Complete Definition of "acerbity"

English

Etymology
French acerbité, from Latin acerbitas, derived from acerbus "bitter". See acerb.

Pronunciation

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Noun
en-noun|acerbities

  1. sourness|Sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit.
  2. harshness|Harshness, bitterness, or severity; as, acerbity of temper, of language, of pain

Translations
trans-top|sourness
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trans-top|harshness
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ttbc|French: amertume f
ttbc|German: Bitterkeit
ttbc|Interlingua: acerbitate
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ttbc|Italian: amarezza f
ttbc|Latin: acerbitas f
ttbc|Spanish: amargura f
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References
Webster 1913

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