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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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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.
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.
The script by director Aaron Sorkin, writer of TV's The West Wing, provides her with a stream of acidly comic lines which she fires off with self-amused detachment.
The Aaron of The Wing, provides stream acidly comic The real-life Molly Bloom was an Olympic-standard skier who postponed a law degree at Harvard to spend a year relaxing in the Los Angeles sunshine.
he says acidly, and suddenly we're in Black Lives Matter again.
A Twitter user commented acidly, "How many pillars does Islam have?
Dovaleh acidly predicts that "there'd be protests and demonstrations and UN votes and editorials in all the European papers, and they'd all be saying, 'Now, wait a minute, why must we harm cancer?
Inside its covers, readers will find no shortage of acidly hilarious accounts of the highs and lows of living life in a big and fabulous body.
fref=ufi) acidly remarked: 'Best to have the 31st anniversary also serve as interment day.