acridness


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ac·rid

 (ăk′rĭd)
adj.
1. Unpleasantly sharp, pungent, or bitter to the taste or smell. See Synonyms at bitter.
2. Caustic in language or tone: an acrid political campaign.

[From Latin ācer, sharp (probably modeled on acid); see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

a·crid′i·ty (ə-krĭd′ĭ-tē), ac′rid·ness n.
ac′rid·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acridness - extreme bitternessacridness - extreme bitterness; "the acridity of alkali"
bitter, bitterness - the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
2.acridness - the quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or toneacridness - the quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or tone
disagreeableness - the quality of being disagreeable and unpleasant
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For even when coming into slight contact with the outer, vapory shreds of the jet, which will often happen, your skin will feverishly smart, from the acridness of the thing so touching it.
I breathed in [the cigar's] acridness, what could I do against this?
For even when coming into slight contact with the outer, vapory shreds of the jet, which will often happen, your skin will feverishly smart, from the acridness of the thing so touching it.