Synonyms for Acerb:

adj.

all (adjective)
acerbic, astringent.
sour (adjective)
acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, sharp, tangy.

n.

dry, tangy, taste. acerb (noun)
acerbic, acid, acrid, astringent, bitter, blistering, caustic, sharp, sour, sulfurous, sulphurous, unpleasant, venomous, virulent, vitriolic.

Other synonyms:

tangy. dry. Other relevant words:
acerbic, dry, tangy, taste.

Usage examples for acerb

  1. He had been giving a dinner followed by a concert, and the deafening strains of the music clashed with my acerb spirit, irritating me excessively. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. Separated from a certain fascination that there was for her in Edward's acerb wit, she saw that he was doing a dastardly thing in cold blood. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Thereupon followed a soft discussion that was as near being acerb as nails are near velvet paws. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith