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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-i-tuh s, uh-see-]
    • /ˈæs ɪ təs, əˈsi-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-i-tuh s, uh-see-]
    • /ˈæs ɪ təs, əˈsi-/

Definitions of acetous word

  • adjective acetous containing, producing, or resembling acetic acid or vinegar 3
  • adjective acetous tasting like vinegar 3
  • adjective acetous of, producing, or like vinegar; sour 3
  • adjective acetous containing or producing acetic acid. 1
  • adjective acetous sour; producing or resembling vinegar; vinegary. 1
  • noun acetous Producing or resembling vinegar. 1

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Origin of acetous

First appearance:

before 1770
One of the 46% newest English words
From the Late Latin word acetōsus, dating back to 1770-80. See acetum, -ous

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Parts of speech for Acetous


acetous popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

acetous usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acetous

adj acetous

  • acerb — bitter or sour
  • acerbic — sour in taste
  • acidulous — rather sour
  • acrid — An acrid smell or taste is strong and sharp, and usually unpleasant.
  • bitter — In a bitter argument or conflict, people argue very angrily or fight very fiercely.

adjective acetous

  • sour — having an acid taste, resembling that of vinegar, lemon juice, etc.; tart.

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