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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 acerb /əˈsɝb, æ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·cerb a.  Sour, bitter, and harsh to the taste, as unripe fruit; sharp and harsh.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: sour or bitter in taste [syn: acerbic, astringent, sharp]
      2: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing
         otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments";
         "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words";
         "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political
         assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a
         sulfurous denunciation" [syn: acerbic, acid, acrid,
         bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous,
          venomous, virulent, vitriolic]