acerbity


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Related to acerbity: ebullience, aloof, boorish, inaudible, overbearing
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Synonyms for acerbity

Synonyms for acerbity

a sharp bitterness

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a sharp sour taste

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a rough and bitter manner

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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?
The novel strips away idealizations of familial sentiment with remarkable acerbity.
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.
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.
Chris Terrio delivers a script that crackles with Paddy Chayefsky-like acerbity in parts, and includes plenty of punchy patter.
Wilson, however, incredulous at Daiches' interpretation (she says she read it "with the kind of horrified fascination one feels watching someone slip on a banana skin") categorizes the "spite-full" Preface as part of the Orlando author's subversive anti-novelist arsenal: "the mask drops, the hoax is obvious; the arbitrariness and acerbity of sentiment and tone are unmistakable to anyone accustomed to the habits of the rabid anti-novelist" (176-77).
None of that polemical acerbity is on display in this work.
The only modern pictures that accomplish a higher end than that of pleasing the eye--the only ones that really take hold of the mind (and they do it with a kind of acerbity, like unripe fruit)--are the works of Hunt, and one or two other painters of the Pre-Raphaelite school.
Here she abandons some of the honesty and acerbity which characterised her debut, and expands her sound away from the acoustic guitar.
So when you need a little zest in your life or you need to kill the acerbity, I recommend making something a little more lemony while we collectively urge the tourists to come back.
What is more, they conclude, "the distinctive 'Scouse' culture or 'Liverpool stew' has been described as a cosmopolitan blend of 'Lancashire amiability, Irish blarney,Welsh acerbity, aswell as bits of Chinese, German, Scandinavian, to name only the obvious ones'.
Even the acerbity with which she describes Dee Wangero's selfishness reveals a sharpness of tongue that Dee might envy if she paid attention.
But as Roth continued to publish, it became clear that despite his Jewish settings and acerbity of tone, he was really not part of that tradition--it yielded him no terms of criticism or value.