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acidulous (adj) tasting slightly sour (from the word acid); sharp tongued.

If a liquid tastes sour, it is acidulous in taste. A person's unpleasant remarks hurting others are acidulous.

  • The acidulous flavor of the medicine turned the child away from it.
  • Though I know its efficacy as a medicine, I don't like to take it, because of its acidulous taste.
  • I avoid talking to her because her words are usually acidulous.
  • The professor is very highly learned, but for all that, he is unpopular because of his acidulous tongue.
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