AskDefine | Define acrid

Dictionary Definition

acrid adj
1 strong and sharp; "the acrid smell of burning rubber"
2 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" [syn: acerb, acerbic, acid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, venomous, virulent, vitriolic]

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Etymology

From ācris < ācer "sharp"; prob. assimilated in form to acid. See

Pronunciation

  • /ˈækɹɪd/, /"

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