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Related to acerbity: ebullience, aloof, boorish, inaudible, overbearing
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Federal Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan hit back at PML-N leaders' assertions with her characteristic acerbity. She said Nawaz Sharif should find NAB's queries about 'misuse' of bulletproof cars 'if he has committed no wrong'.
(13) Janet Maslin, 'Acerbity and Escapism in Proof, from Australia', The New York Times, 20 March 1992, available at <https:// www.nytimes.com/1992/03/20/movles/review-film-festival -acerblty-and-escapism-in-proof-from-australla.html>, accessed 13 March 2019.
Not that the former Fierce One is a stranger to acerbity and causticity.
Until recent days, this account of anti-religious acerbity by a
Along with the predictable targets of Trump, May, Johnson and Farage, Hardy's acerbity was particularly sharp when aimed at the Israel/Palestine conflict - the subject of his 2003 film, Jeremy Hardy v the Israeli Army.
Men and women in our time have very little good to say about the opposite sex as such, and we should not attribute their acerbity to ingratitude alone.
From the resplendence of Bruckner, through the acerbity of Bartok, and on into the sassy quippiness of Bernstein, this mid-January journey through the Bs revealed just how chameleon-like the CBSO can be in changing its colours.
For this reason, the compositions perhaps lose a portion of their earlier acerbity, but not their irony and critical reflectiveness, which remains an important instrument in communicating meaning and world-view.
Nevertheless, his pungent acerbity makes the reader associate his collection to the works of other migrant writers such as Igiaba Scego, who also uses sarcasm as a way to denounce the difficulties that immigrants experience when they are in the process of settling in another society.
In the book, O'Rourke's 19th, the former editor in chief of National Lampoon uses his celebrated blend of acerbity and warmth to explore the 2016 election, which he refers to as a "rebellion" against people in control.
The appearance of fellow camper Penelope, who is Charlie's match in intelligence and acerbity, if not nerdiness, proves that I sophomoric humor need not be at the expense of half the human race."
The appearance of fellow camper Penelope, who is Charlie's match in intelligence and acerbity, if not nerdiness, proves that sophomoric humor need not be at the expense of half the human race."