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moderately acid or tart; sharp; caustic: an acidulous critique
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assiduous – constant; persevering; unremitting: assiduous investigation; continuous; tireless; diligent: an assiduous pursuit of perfection
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Slightly sour in taste or in manner.
[From Latin acidulus, diminutive of acidus, sour; see acid.]
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1. rather sour
2. sharp or sour in speech, manner, etc; acid
[C18: from Latin acidulus sourish, diminutive of acidus sour]
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a•cid•u•lous(əˈsɪdʒ ə ləs)
1. slightly sour.
2. sharp; caustic: acidulous criticism.
3. moderately acid or tart; subacid.
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|Adj.||1.||acidulous - being sour to the taste|
sour - having a sharp biting taste
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