Definition of acerbically in English:

acerbically

adverb

  • See acerbic

    • ‘‘Yes, and I'm sure that's why Shawn's blood is all over the floor,’ the vice principal said acerbically.’
    • ‘‘Sorry, Montgomery, I'm not used to looking for them,’ Jessie says acerbically.’
    • ‘Even as he held magisterial power over the audience (he asked for quiet and got it) during the autobiographical ‘Freehold,’ Springsteen offered not an oversincere paean to his hometown but an acerbically funny look at small-town life.’
    • ‘Crime makes an easy political issue, and there could well be a contest for who can offer the toughest line, and who most acerbically will apportion blame.’
    • ‘She replied acerbically: ‘Once you've lived through the diagnosis, the worst is behind you.’’
    • ‘‘If you're looking for your grandparents, they left,’ she informed me acerbically.’
    • ‘And so far, he's the only one doing the provoking, I thought acerbically.’
    • ‘‘Much effort will be given to unteaching that which is not true,’ he wrote acerbically.’
    • ‘‘I can see the headlines now,’ he said acerbically.’
    • ‘‘No, so it would appear,’ he retorts acerbically.’
    • ‘Although I wouldn't put it anywhere near as acerbically as the Professor, he undoubtedly has a point.’
    • ‘What is left in ‘her’ wake, however, is an acerbically astute representation of a social environment in which mothers are routinely erased, undervalued, and ‘trapped’ within the domestic milieu.’
    • ‘Some lower clergy acerbically accused members of the hierarchy of ‘collaboration’ with the intelligence agencies of the former communist state.’
    • ‘Another newspaper and another story, acerbically pointing out: ‘One of the standard replies which citizens complaining to police about thefts hear is, ‘check in the pawn shops’.’’
    • ‘‘Because I'm one of the things that's being negotiated,’ I said acerbically, with my tone as much a grudge toward him as bitterness at being in my position.’
    • ‘Flying on the wings of an ubiquitous electric slide guitar, a distinctive if quavering voice, and her acerbically accurate songwriting, the Ottawa songwriter has crafted what sounds suspiciously like a Canadian roots rock classic.’
    • ‘He acerbically points out that women, slaves and colonized peoples did not need to wait a few hundred years for postmodern thinkers to insist that a supposedly universal modernity had excluded and subjugated them.’
    • ‘This is a remarkably candid self-assessment from a legendarily prickly man of whom his own ex-wife once acerbically observed: ‘His self-regard was easily punctured and his reaction was protracted and troublesome.’’
    • ‘She expresses it in her typically acerbically entertaining way.’
    • ‘‘The names engraved in gold inside it’, he notes acerbically, ‘are supposed to inspire veneration and awe, not to motivate the young to examine the lives of the named individuals with curiosity and patience’.’