bitter, sharp, tart


  • acerbic

    If you take an acerbic tone with someone, you are criticizing them in a clever but critical and mean way.

  • exacerbate

    If something exacerbates a problem or bad situation, it makes it even worse.

  • acerbity

    a sharp bitterness

  • exacerbation

    action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse

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