from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Slightly sour in taste or in manner. See Synonyms at sour.
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- adj. Slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish; as an acidulous tincture - Edmund Burke
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Slightly sour; sub-acid; sourish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Slightly sour; subacid, as cream of tartar, oranges, gooseberries, etc.
- Figuratively, sour in feeling or expression; sharp; caustic; harsh.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being sour to the taste
He wanted to cancel the project — unless I was willing to expand my introduction, incorporating some of the acidulous commentary into a calmer treatment of the matter.
Every member of the cast shines at varying intensities: Ms. McAdams as a young almost-married who's lively and attractive, albeit a scold; Kurt Fuller as Inez's acidulous father; Mimi Kennedy as her dryly sarcastic mother; and, in lesser roles, Nina Arianda, Tom Hiddleston, Daniel Lundh and Michel Vuillermoz.
His observations range from the cheerful to the acidulous but are never malicious.
Gillian Keith fizzed skittishly and effortlessly as Zerbinetta, an acidulous sop to Orla Boylan's munificent, creamy but variably toned Ariadne.
Over the Dolphins stadium's public address system, Bailar asked God, "Father and Mother of us all," to protect his "gentle dophins" from the "voracious beasts of prey" and to "limit ... the obfuscations of sportscaster Howard Cosell acidulous tongue, so that he may describe this night truly and grammatically as it is..."
In a Robert Altman film that's almost bursting with superb performances, Maggie Smith shines as the Countess of Trentham, a mistress of acidulous put-downs.
Int he end, he was too acidulous, too independent to get the top job.
As the pods ripen, turning from green to brown, they fill out with a juicy, acidulous, reddish brown pulp.
Raucous, acidulous, decidedly impolite, yet stylistically arresting, this book is bloody brilliant and if it's way over the top, that's what makes Chabon such a great writer.
A number of the young men near the bus stared right through us, numb with rage and fear perhaps, nerves frayed by acidulous thoughts.