acerbic - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/əˈsɜː(r)bɪk/
  1. showing criticism in a way that is clever and funny, but rather cruel

    acerbic wit

derived words

acerbically

 

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/əˈsɜː(r)bɪkli/
adverb

acerbity

 

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/əˈsɜː(r)bəti/
noun [uncountable]