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ac·id

 (ăs′ĭd)
n.
1. Chemistry
a. Any of a class of substances whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a sour taste, the ability to turn blue litmus red, and the ability to react with bases and certain metals to form salts.
b. A substance that yields hydrogen ions when dissolved in water.
c. A substance that can act as a proton donor.
d. A substance that can accept a pair of electrons to form a covalent bond.
2. A substance having a sour taste.
3. The quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful: wrote with acid about her first marriage.
4. Slang See LSD1.
adj.
1. Chemistry
a. Of, relating to, or containing an acid.
b. Having a high concentration of acid.
c. Having the characteristics of an acid.
2.
a. Having a pH of less than 7.
b. Having a relatively high concentration of hydrogen ions.
3. Geology Containing a large proportion of silica: acid rocks.
4. Having a sour taste. See Synonyms at sour.
5. Biting, sarcastic, or scornful: an acid wit; an acid tone of voice.

[From Latin acidus, sour, from acēre, to be sour; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

ac′id·ly adv.
ac′id·ness n.
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acidly

[ˈæsidlɪ] ADV [comment, reply] → mordazmente

acidly

[ˈæsɪdli] adv [say, ask, think] → amèrementacid rain npluies fpl acidesacid test népreuve f de vérité
an acid test of sth/sb → une épreuve de vérité pour qch/qn

acidly

adv (fig)ätzend, beißend

acidly

[ˈæsɪdlɪ] advacidamente
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We're not much used to noise, Jane and me," she remarked acidly.
I am starving," he remarked acidly, and I felt a little compunction.
If that were so, he would hardly have been such a fool as to give his partner his address," I retorted acidly.
All that seems to me very far-fetched," she said acidly.
Well, there's one thing about me," she said acidly.
As William Pfaff noted acidly in the International Herald Tribune: "The oil ministry was secured early in the Battle of Baghdad, even if the hospitals and museums were not; that told us about one Bush administration priority.
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This is a different kind of love story, very well written and acidly humorous with the right kind of spark.
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Thirty-four years ago this January, when this now classic book appeared, Abbey outraged many by asserting acidly that "loop drives are extremely popular with the petroleum industry--they bring the motorist right back to the same gas station from which he started.
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He believes that bin Laden has refrained from calling for violent attacks on Saudi (as opposed to American) targets although he is acidly critical of the Saudi establishment for welcoming American troops into Arabia.