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acerbic

adjective uk   /əˈsɜː.bɪk/  us   /-ˈsɝː-/ formal
used to describe something that is spoken or written in a way that is direct, clever, and cruel: The letters show the acerbic wit for which Parker was both admired and feared.
acerbity
noun [U] uk   /əˈsɜː.bə.ti/  us   /-ˈsɝː.bə.t̬i/
Translations of “acerbic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 尖刻的, 辛辣的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 尖刻的, 辛辣的…
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