Example sentences for: acerbic

How can you use “acerbic” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Small, gnomelike, with an acerbic, high-pitched voice, he was a tramp scholar who, in a peripatetic life on the fringes, became a recognized authority on Seminole fabrics, Ukrainian Easter eggs, and the ubiquity of string figures in the world's cultures.

  • Robert Dole had the title New Dole Lite bestowed upon him because he was perceived to be “less acerbic [and] more personal [ sic ]” than he previously had been ( Time , November 16, 1987).

  • What made her famous is that she did all these things in one lifetime, like a paper doll that comes with different costumes for different vocations (the girl about town, the war correspondent, the ambassador); that she did them all and was beautiful; that she did them all in a perfumed cloud of scandal and glamour, trailed by many lovers and by gossip that she herself stoked with her acerbic tongue and her thirst for celebrity.

  • ], who runs Robbie Vinson's Night Line and refers to himself in the third person, is often very unpleasant indeed, and some of the conversations cited in the article (especially one in which a caller was told that if he didn't like Britain he should get out) smack strongly of his acerbic, dyspeptic, often rude manner.

  • Simpson apparently meant to write an acerbic social portrait of America's post-postindustrial revolution, and of the former countercultural baby boomers who lead it.


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