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acerbity

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noun acer·bi·ty \-bə-tē\

Definition of acerbity

plural

acerbities

  1. :  the quality of being acerbic



Examples of acerbity in a sentence

  1. <the customer made his displeasure known with more acerbity than was necessary>



1572

First Known Use of acerbity

1572


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