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1 having or showing deep-seated resentment

  • there have been acrid relations between the two families ever since they fought over that strip of land
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2 marked by the use of wit that is intended to cause hurt feelings

  • Phillipaʼs acrid comments about the new employeeʼs clothes were met by laughter from everyone at the lunch table
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caustic, mordant, acrid, scathing mean stingingly incisive. caustic suggests a biting wit.
    • caustic comments
mordant suggests a wit that is used with deadly effectiveness.
    • mordant reviews of the play
acrid implies bitterness and often malevolence.
    • acrid invective
scathing implies indignant attacks delivered with fierce severity.
    • a scathing satire

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