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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. "Anyhow, there's one thing I'm positive of, he didn't go away with anyone.
"All that seems to me very far-fetched," she said acidly. "I don't deny that perhaps Amy took her husband a little too much for granted.
"Well, there's one thing about me," she said acidly. "I never go where I ain't wanted."
"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.
But the show, as Lagerfeld would have wanted, was more about laughs than tears, with Mirren reading some of his acidly funny "Karlisms" to the strains of Paganini played by British violinist Charlie Siem.
The chairperson of the SSC acidly observed that there were doctors on deputation serving as police officials in the Federal Investigation Agency, and engineers working in positions that ought to be occupied by doctors in hospitals hopefully without any requirement that they perform surgery.
Cyril Abiteboul, Renault's managing director, acidly replied: "Our bosses have stopped reading what Christian is saying about us since 2015.
In his comments during the interview, the American scholar said Russian President Vladimir Putin had never made such a speech to Congress and that no foreign leader had ever attacked the policy of the US administration so acidly.
The file, uploaded on the outlet's YouTube account, has attracted nearly 1.39 million views with 3,600 acidly critical comments (as of noon Sunday).
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 script, 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.