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In early use: with a sour, bitter, or astringent flavour. Now chiefly: in a sharp or cutting manner; acerbically.
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). Originally from classical Latin acerbus acerb + -ly, after classical Latin acerbē, adverb. In later use from acerb + -ly.
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