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English translation: were full of bitterness

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English term or phrase:dripped acid
English translation:were full of bitterness
Entered by: Susana Galilea
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02:12 Aug 10, 2006
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Other
English term or phrase: drip acid
For the first time there was something skin to pain in Vera Schiller's eyes. She reined it back in and both her false laugh and her answer dripped acid.

dripped acid = ?
Buttercup
were full of bitterness
Explanation:
"something akin to pain", rather than "something skin to pain"

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Note added at 6 mins (2006-08-10 02:18:51 GMT)
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her laugh and her answer were as caustic as acid

Adapted From: WordNet 2.0 Copyright 2003 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

caustic
A noun
1 caustic

any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
Category Tree:
entity
╚substance; matter
╚compound; chemical compound
╚caustic
╚silver nitrate
╚lye
B adjective
1 caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic

of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

2 acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, venomous, virulent, vitriolic

harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts
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Susana Galilea
United States
Local time: 03:24
Grading comment
thank you very much indeed
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +9
were full of bitterness


Explanation:
"something akin to pain", rather than "something skin to pain"

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Note added at 6 mins (2006-08-10 02:18:51 GMT)
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her laugh and her answer were as caustic as acid

Adapted From: WordNet 2.0 Copyright 2003 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

caustic
A noun
1 caustic

any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
Category Tree:
entity
╚substance; matter
╚compound; chemical compound
╚caustic
╚silver nitrate
╚lye
B adjective
1 caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic

of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

2 acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, venomous, virulent, vitriolic

harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts


Susana Galilea
United States
Local time: 03:24
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
thank you very much indeed

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Will Matter: Correct. She was bitter / sarcastic / mean etc. // Sorry, didn't see your note about 'akin', you're right.
27 mins

agree  Patricia Fierro, M. Sc.
46 mins

agree  Michael Barnett
2 hrs

agree  Erich Ekoputra: Great!
3 hrs

agree  Marie Scarano
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agree  Jack Doughty
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agree  Alison Jenner
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agree  Caryl Swift
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agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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