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1Sharp-tasting or sour.
acidic, sour, tart, bitter, unsweetened, sharp, biting, acrid, pungent, acerbic, vinegary, vinegarish, acetic, acetousView synonyms
- ‘They have a characteristic aroma and an acidulous taste which increases as the season evolves.’
- ‘They are acid, and considered by some to be better than tamarind for the preparation of acidulous drinks.’
- ‘A bright and steady colour, it charms by its bouquet which intermarries red fruit with a light acidulous taste.’
- ‘The rind is rough and woolly and the flesh harsh and unpalatable, with an astringent, acidulous taste.’
- ‘Our citric acid is a natural, odourless and colourless crystalline substance with a pleasantly refreshing acidulous taste.’
- 1.1(of a person's remarks or tone) bitter or cutting.
- ‘Peter Bowles as Judith's novelist husband best catches the acidulous tone of Coward's comedy of bad manners.’
- ‘I am so upset at some of the very acidulous remarks made by some people.’
- ‘Your candid approach mixed with acidulous remarks makes you the frivolous person you are.’
- ‘Seldom has a more acidulous portrait of the city been drawn by one of its preeminent members.’
- ‘Miss Grimes's distinctive voice and manner cut through the tedium even as she makes her first acidulous comment about the widow Harbury.’
Mid 18th century: from Latin acidulus (from acidus sour) + -ous.
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