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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acerbity

    Acerbity is a sharpness, with a touch of bitterness, which may arise from momentary annoyance or habitual impatience; asperity is keener and more pronounced, denoting distinct irritation or vexation; in speech asperity is often manifested by the tone of voice rather than by the words that are spoken. Acrimony in speech or temper is like a corrosive acid; it springs from settled character or deeply rooted feeling of aversion or unkindness. One might speak with momentary asperity to his child, but not with acrimony, unless estrangement had begun. Malignity is the extreme of settled ill intent; virulence is an envenomed hostility. Virulence of speech is a quality in language that makes the language seem as if exuding poison. Virulence is outspoken; malignity may be covered with smooth and courteous phrase. We say intense virulence, deep malignity. Severity is always painful, and may be terrible, but carries ordinarily the implication, true or false, of justice. Compare ANGER; BITTER; ENMITY.

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, asperity, bitterness, causticity, harshness, malignity, moroseness, severity, sharpness, sourness, tartness, unkindness, virulence

    Antonyms:
    amiability, courtesy, gentleness, good nature, kindness, mildness, smoothness, sweetness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acerbity

    Synonyms:
    harshness, acridity, tartness, acidity, bitterness, acrimony, crabbedness, moroseness, sourness, roughness

    Antonyms:
    sweetness, mildness, softness, mellowness, gentleness, amiableness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acerbitynoun

    a sharp bitterness

    Synonyms:
    tartness, thorniness, bitterness, jaundice, acrimony

  2. acerbity, tartnessnoun

    a sharp sour taste

    Synonyms:
    sourness, acrimony, jaundice, bitterness, sour, tartness, thorniness

  3. bitterness, acrimony, acerbity, jaundice, tartness, thorninessnoun

    a rough and bitter manner

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, bitterness, sourness, bristliness, sour, rancor, thorniness, tartness, resentment, prickliness, spininess, gall, icterus, jaundice, bitter, rancour

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acerbitynoun

    Synonyms:
    roughness, astringency, sourness, acidity, acidness, tartness

  2. acerbitynoun

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, severity, harshness, sternness, asperity, bitterness, venom, rancor, crabbedness, churlishness, moroseness, sullenness, ill temper, bad blood

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  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    Cherries can be very poetic and appealing, when we pick them from our garden tree. If we understand, they have flown thousands of miles for our pleasure, in winter time, they become, however, an item of suspicion and acerbity. (“No cherries anymore in winter time” )


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