One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a very juicy fruit with a slightly acid flavour’
acidic, sour, tart, bitter, unsweetened, sharp, biting, acrid, pungent, acerbic, vinegary, vinegarish, acetic, acetous
rare acidulous, acidulated
2‘she was prone to making acid remarks’
acerbic, sarcastic, sharp, sardonic, satirical, scathing, cutting, razor-edged
incisive, penetrating, piercing, biting, stinging, searing
keen, caustic, trenchant, mordant, bitter, acrimonious, astringent
harsh, severe, abrasive, wounding, hurtful, unkind, cruel, vitriolic, virulent, venomous, poisonous, waspish, spiteful, vicious, malicious
North American acerb
informal bitchy, catty
British informal sarky
North American informal snarky
rare mordacious, acidulous
kind, pleasant, complimentary
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