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Synonyms for acerbic

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Synonyms for acerbic

having a noticeably sharp pungent taste or smell

having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids

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Synonyms for acerbic

sour or bitter in taste

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Cordingley, the commander of British forces in the first Gulf War, says acerbically: "It would seem the government wishes to replace Trident simply to remain a nuclear power alongside the other four permanent members of the UN Security Council."
At odds with the slick Pictures sensibility of his contemporaries, McMahon's uncool humorous musical activity coalesces acerbically in two video/performance works.
As the NIC's grew from strength to strength, the Philippines was relegated to become the "sick man of Asia," a moniker that still stings acerbically today.
Strickland acerbically adds, "A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her, but never for the sacrifices he makes on her behalf."
Kate Fox acerbically complained, tongue firmly in cheek, about the lack of consideration shown by the refugees in spoiling people's holiday plans by blocking the Channel Tunnel.
He commented, often acerbically, on poems of mine in process and I was happy to have the comments." In speaking of exceptions to the general attitude of machismo in U.S.
Welsh journalist and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson's acerbically witty and skeptical investigations include Them: Adventures with Extremists (2001), the best-selling The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004), and The Psychopath Test (2011), among others.
Germany's influential Die Zeit newspaper acerbically describes the mood amongst EU leaders heading into their emergency summit on migration as:"We don't want migrants to drown.
"It used to be a high school kid you'd see behind the counter at McDonalds," he comments, acerbically noting that the position is now held by a senior who cannot afford to retire.
Kay writes well, and often acerbically; gargantuan projects like the disastrous EUROTRA attract his ire (552);
Jets coach Rex Ryan acerbically called it "the greatest route in the history of the game.'' Bill Belichick was more impressed.
Kabimba himself has previously openly accused his opponents in the party of being tribalists and the newspaper speaking for him has acerbically resurrected that line since his dismissal.
Jackett was pleased with the performance and rather acerbically noted the Addicks' time-wasting once his side established supremacy.
Chidambaram noted acerbically that after criticising the previous left-leaning Congress government's subsidies as "mindless populism", the new man in the job did not touch them.
A spokesman for Channel 4 said: "Cut is a timely workplace comedy-drama that is laced with an acerbically surreal sensibility sensibility which cuts straight to the quick of a lost generation."