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acerbe

Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ -> The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at
Menander

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

ăcerbe: adv., v. acerbus.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

ăcerbē¹¹ (acerbus),
1 âprement, durement, cruellement : Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 19, etc.
2 péniblement : acerbe ferre aliquid Cic. Clu. 59 ; Cæs. G. 7, 17, 4, etc., supporter qqch. avec peine || -bius Cic. Læl. 57 ; -bissime Cic. Planc. 86.

Latin > German (Georges)

acerbē, Adv. m. Compar. u. Superl. (acerbus), herb, nur übtr., I) aktiv = streng, mit Strenge od. Härte, unfreundlich, grausam (Ggstz. comiter, leniter), ac. severus, Cic.: ac. accusare, Cic.: necare, Cic.: acerbius invehi in alqm, Cic.: acerbissime dicere, Caes.: acerbissime exigere pecunias, Caes. – II) passiv = schmerzlich, mit Schmerzen, mit Unwillen, alqd ferre, Cic.: acerbius inopiam ferre, Caes.

Latin > English

acerbe acerbius, acerbissime ADV :: stridently, with harsh sound; cruelly, harshly; with pain/severity; premature