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having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids

Synonyms for acidulous

being sour to the taste

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Histographical description of acidulous waters in the Canary Islands.
This week prompted an acidulous response from the West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support group, angered by a police warning that drunken women are vulnerable to rapists.
With its unique rolling and melting on the palate, the rich and acidulous taste of the Ganache Serrania is a journey in itself.
In 1970, he declares that he is "steeped in the acidulous wisdom of Nietzsche" (Wild 268).
directed one of the most acidulous political documentaries ever in Der
Oakley's allusive title comes from Hobbes who struck out against everything ancient and primitive that, in his acidulous view, the Roman Church had foisted on people for centuries.
It's not so much an acidulous response as it is a sly, winking one, a way to acknowledge a given truth with a dash of cynicism, just to keep everything--and everyone--honest.
The hobbyhorses may get trundled out--from feminists to the fashionably politically correct--and duly flogged to death, but the attention to textual detail, with assiduous as well as acidulous analysis of so many aspects of his giant topics, as often as not helps to keep even some of the wildest flights of the polemic firmly tied to linguistic and literary terra firma.
Her description of his "gaunt figure with its serious, unkind and completely shaven face," his "high-pitched acidulous voice," and his deliberately insulting manners is worthy of Tolstoy himself (447-448).
In 1897, the year his political Zionist movement came together, Herzl wrote an acidulous work of propaganda against the movement's Jewish enemies, whom he derided principally as "Mauschel"; that term is also the title of the essay.
5) She was noted in literary circles for her 'quick and slightly acidulous wit', (6) and was a regular and popular figure at literary and theatrical parties during the decade.
Cutting the Lemon the knife leaves a little cathedral: alcoves unguessed by the eye that open acidulous glass to the light of topazes riding the droplets, altars, aromatic facades.
Sentences cannot be quite so explicit, though I have depicted one of Mark Twain's diatribes against another river pilot ("He was a middle-aged long, slim, bony, smooth-shaven, horse-faced, ignorant, stingy, malicious, snarling, fault-finding, mote-magnifying tyrant") as a towboat pulling behind its noun a long row of barges bearing acidulous and pejorative adjectives.
In his articles, lectures and books he advanced his unflinching views of the truth with extraordinary vigor, acidulous wit, conviction, and rhetorical flourish.
In addition, Rogan is convinced that the acidulous and eccentric drama critic Stephen Schwimmer (Robert Downey) is determined to attack his play, just as he is certain that the Red Sox will lose to the Mets "because they are my team.