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acidulous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of acidulous

  1. 1 causing or characterized by the one of the four basic taste sensations that is produced chiefly by acids a slightly acidulous drink that is far more refreshing than the overly sweet iced tea that is also available Synonyms of acidulous acid, acidic, sour, sourish, tart, tartish, vinegaryWords Related to acidulous dry, soured, unsweetened; pungent, sharp, tangy, zestful, zesty, zingy; astringent, puckery hyperacidNear Antonyms of acidulous sweet; bland, smooth; flat, flavorless, insipid, savorless, tasteless, zestless; dilute, thin, watery, weak

  2. 2 marked by the use of wit that is intended to cause hurt feelings a gently acidulous writing style that never becomes annoying Synonyms of acidulous acerb, acerbic, acid, acidic, sarcastic, acrid, barbed, biting, caustic, corrosive, cutting, mordant, pungent, sardonic, satiric (or satirical), scalding, scathing, sharp, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, smart-mouthed, snarky, tartWords Related to acidulous brisk, cross, sharp-tongued, sour, sourish, spiky (also spikey), tartish; incisive, keen, poignant, trenchant; cynical, dry, ironic (also ironical), wry; facetious, flippant, tongue-in-cheek; acrimonious, bitter, resentful, vitriolic; harsh, rough, severe, stringent; abrupt, blunt, brusque (also brusk), concise, crisp, curt, gruff, pithy, snippety, snippy, succinct, terse; backhanded, insincereNear Antonyms of acidulous amusing, droll, merry, playful, sportive, waggish; gentle, mild; bland; good-humored, good-natured; diplomatic, polite, smooth, suave, urbane; affable, cordial, genial, gracious, hospitable, sociable


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