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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 acid, acidic, sour, sourish, tart, tartish, vinegaryRelated Words dry, soured, unsweetened; pungent, sharp, tangy, zestful, zesty, zingy; astringent, puckery hyperacidNear Antonyms 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 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, tartRelated Words 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 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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