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n. pl. as·per·i·ties
a. Roughness or harshness, as of surface, sound, or climate: the asperity of northern winters.
b. Severity; rigor.
2. A slight projection from a surface; a point or bump.
3. Harshness of manner; ill temper or irritability.
[Middle English asperite, from Old French asprete, from Latin asperitās, from asper, rough.]
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n, pl -ties
1. roughness or sharpness of temper
2. roughness or harshness of a surface, sound, taste, etc
3. a condition hard to endure; affliction
4. (General Physics) physics the elastically compressed region of contact between two surfaces caused by the normal force
[C16: from Latin asperitās, from asper rough]
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as•per•i•ty(əˈspɛr ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. harshness or sharpness of tone, temper, or manner; severity; acrimony.
2. hardship; difficulty; rigor.
3. roughness of surface; unevenness.
4. something rough or harsh.
[1200–50; < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin asperitās <asper rough]
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|Noun||1.||asperity - something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"|
difficultness, difficulty - the quality of being difficult; "they agreed about the difficulty of the climb"
sternness - the quality (as of scenery) being grim and gloomy and forbidding; "the sternness of his surroundings made him uncomfortable"
|2.||asperity - harshness of manner |
ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
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noun sharpness, bitterness, severity, irritability, acrimony, harshness, roughness, sourness, ruggedness, sullenness, irascibility, peevishness, acerbity, churlishness, moroseness, crossness, crabbedness 'I told you he had no idea,' she remarked with some asperity.
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asperity[æsˈperɪtɪ] N → aspereza f
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asperity[æˈspɛrɪti] (formal) n (= sharpness) with asperity → sèchement
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asperity[æˈspɛrɪtɪ] n (frm) (of manners, voice) → asprezza
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