Definition of acerbity:
icterus, acrimony, virulence, jaundice, thorniness, corrosiveness, sour, tartness, bitterness, rudeness, mordacity, rancour, sarcasm, acridity, asperity, roughness, malignity, trenchancy, sarcasm, moroseness, gall, bitter, laughter, mordancy, mordancy, respect, spininess, bristliness, unkindness.
irritability (part of speech: noun)
severity (part of speech: noun)
- sourness (part of speech: noun)
- resentment (part of speech: noun)
No doubt La Touche, who was cursed with the miserable fate of possessing the temperament of genius without the electric spark itself, magnified the help he had given, and felt extreme bitterness at the shortness of memory shown by the great writer, whom he vainly strove to sting into feeling by the acerbity of his attacks.- "Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings", Mary F. Sandars.
- "The Nest of the Sparrowhawk", Baroness Orczy.
- "The Northern Light", E. Werner.