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acerbity (noun) harshness and cruelty in words and actions.
A person's acerbity makes him very harsh and cruel in his speech to others. Acerbity makes them openly harsh towards others, in words and actions. Acerbity might make a person hated by others.
- His acerbity was so notorious that towards the end of his life he had no friend left and had to lead a lonely life.
- Acerbity in a person leaves in others he deals with bitter memories of him.