acerbo

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acerbo m (feminine acerba, masculine plural acerbi, feminine plural acerbe)

  1. unripe, premature
  2. acerbic, sour, bitter, harsh, crude
  3. hard, severe

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From acerbus (harsh, bitter), from ācer (bitter).

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Verb[edit]

present active acerbō, present infinitive acerbāre, perfect active acerbāvī, supine acerbātum

  1. (transitive) I make harsh or bitter, embitter.
  2. (transitive) I augment or aggravate something disagreeable, make worse, exacerbate.

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References[edit]

  • acerbo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

acerbo m (feminine acerba, plural acerbos, feminine plural acerbas; comparable)

  1. acerb (bitter to the taste)

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

acerbo m (feminine acerba, masculine plural acerbos, feminine plural acerbas)

  1. acerb (bitter to the taste)
  2. acerbic (sour or bitter)
  3. biting, scathing, acerbic