acerbity


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Related to acerbity: ebullience, aloof, boorish, inaudible, overbearing
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a sharp bitterness

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a sharp sour taste

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a rough and bitter manner

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She is adept at marshalling chapter and verse to support her contention, quoting to good effect from Mersenne, "But the sound of percussion which the viols make has also something rude in it, containing a little acerbity, & a little hardness, & which is not yet sufficiently purified for the delicate ear .
Jesuits chewed bark whenever they came upon a new species of tree, and felt that acerbity was the best cure for certain humoral imbalances.
But even her acerbity couldn't bring balance to a nudge-nudge, wink-wink programme which, whatever may have been its intentions, merely confirmed the depths of fatuity to which the human race can be dragged.
Thea Musgrave's Colloquy drew an alert, brittle and conversational response from both performers, balance of attention continually shifting in these insect-like flights of fancy between acerbity and humour.
Only in high levels of acerbity or ignorance could the word "Puritanism" enter depictions of the later nineteenth century.
The New York Herald Tribune called the film "a persuasive piece of anti-Nazi argument," the New York Sun labeled it "the most effective anti-Nazi propaganda yet seen in this country," and the New York World-Telegram asserted that the film was "filled with burning acerbity against the early nineteenth-century persecutions of the Jews in Frankfurt, which in the light of similar persecutions in Germany today, makes the film a timely and fiery document.
Without the sweetness of Albertine to balance Marcel's acerbity the story would be unbearable.
Koestler's celebrated friendship with George Orwell similarly dissolves in the acerbity of Cesarani's interpretation.
25) For a discussion of the cause of Boyes's acerbity see, Robert Crossland, `The Boyes Diaries,' Papers and Proceedings of the Tasmanian Historical Research Association, vol 3, no 3, May 1954, pp.
But nothing in Giles' derisive public writings can match Parker's droll badgering - his acerbity was often eclipsed by his insolent sarcasm.
David O'Brien, as well as others, has noted the acerbity on the Court of the 1980s and 1990s.
As an exile, he often channels his acerbity toward Castro, portraying him as an imposing cigar hog who leaves behind him a trail of barely smoked stogies.
8) Yehezkel Banet comments with acerbity on the haste with which the author of Misgeret, and others, brought to press new editions with their own emendations.
Howe's further remarks on the fictions of Mendele and Scholem Aleichem, Peretz, Singer, and Jacob Glatstein, might well describe "Howl": "The virtue of powerlessness, the power of helplessness, the company of the dispossessed, the sanctity of the insulted and injured - these, finally, are the great themes of Yiddish literature"(2) in which, as well, we find the humor (self-mocking, buffoonish, absurd), the acerbity, the irremediable pain and melancholy a millimeter below the surface, which we find also in Allen Ginsberg.
With typical detached acerbity, Dole commented on his campaign's increasingly obvious deficiencies during the first round of debate preparations in October.