acidly adv
"I gave the donkey some vinegar," said Tom acidly.

English expressions. 2014.

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  • Acidly — Ac id*ly, adv. Sourly; tartly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acidly — adv. scathingly, caustically; in an acidic manner, sourly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acidly — ac|id|ly [ˈæsıdli] adv if you say something acidly, you say it in a cruel or unkind way ▪ I m sure you re right, he said acidly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • acid — acidly, adv. acidness, n. /as id/, n. 1. Chem. a compound usually having a sour taste and capable of neutralizing alkalis and reddening blue litmus paper, containing hydrogen that can be replaced by a metal or an electropositive group to form a… …   Universalium

  • acid — [[t]æ̱sɪd[/t]] ♦♦♦ acids 1) N MASS An acid is a chemical substance, usually a liquid, which contains hydrogen and can react with other substances to form salts. Some acids burn or dissolve other substances that they come into contact with.… …   English dictionary

  • acid — ac|id1 W2 [ˈæsıd] n 1.) [U and C] a chemical substance that has a ↑pH of less than 7. Strong acids can burn holes in material or damage your skin ▪ sulphuric acid 2.) [U] informal the drug ↑LSD acid 2 acid2 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ass n — assess v, haul ass, molasses n, asphalt n, acidly adv …   English expressions

  • acid — [as′id] adj. [L acidus, sour < IE base * ak̑ , sharp, pointed > EAR2] 1. sharp and biting to the taste; sour; tart 2. sharp or sarcastic in temperament or speech 3. that is, or has the properties of, an acid 4. having too heavy a… …   English World dictionary

  • acid — n. & adj. n. 1 Chem. a any of a class of substances that liberate hydrogen ions in water, are usu. sour and corrosive, turn litmus red, and have a pH of less than 7. b any compound or atom donating protons. 2 (in general use) any sour substance.… …   Useful english dictionary

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