Acerbity vs Acidulous - What's the difference?

acerbity | acidulous |


As a noun acerbity

is sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit.

As a adjective acidulous is

slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

acerbity

English

Noun

(acerbities)
  • Sourness of taste, with bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit.
  • Harshness, bitterness, or severity; as, acerbity of temper, of language, of pain.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=1 citation , passage=“Well ?” I repeated with some acerbity . I had been wondering for the last ten minutes how many more knots he would manage to make in that same bit of string before he actually started undoing them again.}}

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    acidulous

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • Slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish.
  • * Edmund Burke
  • an acidulous tincture
  • * 1931': He talked with '''acidulous tolerance of the exalted personages who had sent Ashenden to X. -- , ''His Excellency