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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Writing in The Freewoman in 1912, Rebecca West--herself a supporter of women's suffrage--denounced with characteristic acerbity the increasing popularity of "degradations of the drama written by propagandists," complaining that "the public taste has already been so perverted that dislocated Suffrage speeches...
MANSEHRA -- A security guard allegedly gunned down by another security guard after an acerbity between them, at Jorri Hydro Power Project here in the jurisdiction of Shinkiari police station on Friday.
The acerbity and hostility are so toxic that I know of some friends who have deactivated their Facebook accounts to rest from emotional tirades and even threats within the social media arena.
Despite this occasional acerbity, Arthur is much more likely to lavish praise than insults.
163): "there was at times some acerbity between them." It is also known that Rutherford would not give P.
That past spoils the present, for when she later speaks with Jaffrey, his mere smile "operate[s] on her acerbity of heart like sunshine upon vinegar, making it ten times sourer than ever" (2:128).
(2) The well-known case of A-G (Canada) v A-G (Ontario) [1937] AC 326, like many of the early Australian cases, was concerned not with the inter se doctrine but only with the internal distribution of constitutional powers in relation to treaties, a subject on which Cowen did comment with some acerbity: see Zelman Cowen, Australia and the United States: Some Legal Comparisons (University of Buffalo School of Law, 1954) (the published version of a series of lectures given by Cowen at the University of Buffalo in 1954).
This would obviously meet the nationalists' demand at least halfway and the on going bickering controversy over the quantum of provincial autonomy is bound to get it's acerbity substantially diluted " hopefully.
The discussion of character-related LFI picked up again in the 1980s, yet the criticism directed at fathers lacked the acerbity seen in the 1920s through the 1940s.
I understand he is rather unpopular on this account, and also by reason of occasional acerbity of manner."
From the introductory "Like Everyone Else" onward, Davie's keenly understated sensitivity and Padgett's perfectly pitched acerbity felt exactly right, with their heartfelt, airborne "Who Will Love Me as I Am?" and "I Will Never Leave You" leaving the house awash in wholly earned tears.
The novel strips away idealizations of familial sentiment with remarkable acerbity. The lack of idealization extends even to maternal fondness: it is made clear that Mrs.
The acerbity in Cather's tone ("ripped out again") reveals her anger at her publisher's power to make decisions without consulting her, while her more flattering and deferential tone ("I would be greatly gratified," "I beg you to use") reflects the author's powerlessness to control the appearance of the book as a physical artifact.
Even at the ceremonial opening on May 21, however, the atmosphere was acerbic, with political groups accusing each other of procedural chicanery, Borisov delivering a tough speech re-affirming his determination to contest the election results, and the GERB group walking out in protest at the methods used to elect a BSP-aligned parliamentary chairman.First prize for acerbity, however, went to Ataka's Siderov, who delivered a shrilly eloquent rant that appeared aimed at offending just about everyone.
The intelligence and activity of men like James Bird and William Auld stood in rather stark contrast to the poorly informed and less motivated bulk of the officers and men--although their self-important acerbity appears to have been a more common commodity.