Day-192 (Acerbic)

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Word:
               Acerbic

Status:
               Adjective

Meaning:
               Expressing harsh or sharp critisism in a clever way.

Sentences:
1) The pop star was surrounded by acerbic critics.
2) She whispered a stream of acerbic comments as the lecturer droned on.

Origin:
               French or Latin; from French acerbe, from Latin acerbus; akin to Latin acer which means 'sharp'.

First use:
               1865

Synonyms:
                sarcastic, acid, acidic, caustic, corrosive, snarky, smart-mouthed, cutting, sardonic

Antonyms:
                amusing, droll, merry, playful, urbane, good-humoured.

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