acrid


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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.

acrid

(ˈækrɪd)
adj
1. unpleasantly pungent or sharp to the smell or taste
2. sharp or caustic, esp in speech or nature
[C18: from Latin ācer sharp, sour; probably formed on the model of acid]
acridity, ˈacridness n
ˈacridly adv

ac•rid

(ˈæk rɪd)

adj.
1. harshly or bitterly pungent in taste or smell; irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.
2. sharply stinging or bitter; caustic: acrid remarks.
[1705–15; < Latin ācr- (s. of ācer) sharp, sour]
a•crid•i•ty (əˈkrɪd ɪ ti) ac′rid•ness, n.
ac′rid•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acrid - strong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes"; "the acrid smell of burning rubber"
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
2.acrid - harsh or corrosive in toneacrid - 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 and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"

acrid

adjective
1. pungent, biting, strong, burning, sharp, acid, bitter, harsh, stinging, irritating, caustic, astringent, vitriolic, highly flavoured, acerb The room filled with the acrid smell of tobacco.
2. harsh, cutting, biting, sharp, bitter, nasty, acrimonious, caustic, vitriolic, trenchant, mordant, mordacious He is soured by acrid memories he has dredged up.

acrid

adjective
1. Having a noticeably sharp pungent taste or smell:
Translations
حَرِّيف، حَاد
štiplavý
krasskarp
rammur, svíîandi
aitrus
kodīgssīvs

acrid

[ˈækrɪd] ADJ
1. (lit) [smell, taste] → acre, punzante
2. (fig) → áspero, mordaz

acrid

[ˈækrɪd] adj [smell, taste] → âcre; [smoke, fumes] → âcre

acrid

adj tastebitter; (of wine)sauer; smellsäuerlich; comment, smokebeißend

acrid

[ˈækrɪd] adj (smell) → acre, pungente (fig) → pungente

acrid

(ˈӕkrid) adjective
harsh in smell or taste. The acrid smell of smoke filled the room.

ac·rid

a. amargo-a, agrio-a, acre, irritante.
References in classic literature ?
sour, acrid, salt, sweet, bitter), yet combinations of them yield more flavors than can ever be tasted.
The salt, acrid flavour is gone out of the air, together with a sense of unlimited space opening free beyond the threshold of sandbanks below the Nore.
At the same time, as though an invisible hand had lifted the weight which had repressed her tears in her heart for so long, she began to weep, and, in proportion as her tears flowed, she felt all that was most acrid and bitter in her grief depart with them.
She possessed affections, too, though hitherto acrid and disagreeable, as are the richest flavours of unripe fruit.
A painful giddiness overwhelmed Villefort; great drops of acrid sweat fell from his face upon the papers which he held in his convulsed hand.
As soon as they entered Philip understood what the acrid smell was which he had noticed in the passage.
She dropped her iron on the shirtwaist, clutched at the board, fumbled it, caved in at the knees and hips, and like a half-empty sack collapsed on the floor, her long shriek rising in the pent room to the acrid smell of scorching cloth.
Georgiana, who had a spoiled temper, a very acrid spite, a captious and insolent carriage, was universally indulged.
Moreover, though he was neither like Crimsworth nor Lord Tynedale, yet he was acrid, and, I suspected, overbearing in his way: there was a tone of despotism in the urgency of the very reproaches by which, he aimed at goading the oppressed into rebellion against the oppressor.
As I entered, however, my fears were set at rest, for it was the acrid fumes of strong coarse tobacco which took me by the throat and set me coughing.
Well, madam," he began, stooping over the book close to his daughter and placing an arm on the back of the chair on which she sat, so that she felt herself surrounded on all sides by the acrid scent of old age and tobacco, which she had known so long.
The smoke of forest fires hangs low over the surrounding landscape, its acrid fumes smarting the eyes of a little party of six who stand waiting the coming of the train that is to bear them away toward the south.