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  • acrid — [[t]æ̱krɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An acrid smell or taste is strong and sharp, and usually unpleasant. The room filled with the acrid smell of tobacco... The plant has an unpleasant odour and an acrid taste. Syn: pungent, bitter …   English dictionary

  • acrid — adjective the fruit s acrid taste was a bad surprise Syn: pungent, bitter, sharp, sour, tart, caustic, harsh, irritating, acid, acidic, vinegary, acetic, acetous; stinging, burning …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Acrid — Ac rid, a. [L. acer sharp; prob. assimilated in form to acid. See {Eager}.] 1. Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; as, acrid salts. [1913 Webster] 2. Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acrid poison — Acrid Ac rid, a. [L. acer sharp; prob. assimilated in form to acid. See {Eager}.] 1. Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; as, acrid salts. [1913 Webster] 2. Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acrid — [adj1] bitter, sour to taste acid, amaroidal, astringent, biting, burning, caustic, harsh, irritating, pungent, sharp, stinging; concept 613 Ant. delicious, savory, sweet acrid [adj2] nasty in behavior or words acrimonious, austere, biting,… …   New thesaurus

  • acrid — [ak′rid] adj. [< L acris, fem. of acer, sharp < IE base * ak̑ (see ACID): form infl. by ACID] 1. sharp, bitter, stinging, or irritating to the taste or smell 2. bitter or sarcastic in speech, etc. acridity [ə krid′ə tē] n. acridness acridly …   English World dictionary

  • acrid — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. pungent, biting, acid; corrosive, caustic. See sourness, pungency. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Harsh in taste or smell] Syn. bitter, sharp, stinging, irritating; see sour 1 . 2. [Caustic] Syn.… …   English dictionary for students

  • acrid — ac|rid [ˈækrıd] adj [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: acer sharp ; influenced by acid] 1.) an acrid smell or taste is strong and unpleasant and stings your nose or throat ▪ a cloud of acrid smoke 2.) formal an acrid remark expresses anger and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • acrid — ac|rid [ ækrıd ] adjective 1. ) an acrid smell or taste is very strong, bitter, and unpleasant in your nose and throat: stinging, acrid fumes of burning rubber 2. ) an acrid remark expresses criticism in a cruel way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • acrid — adjective 1 an acrid smell or taste, is strong and unpleasant and stings your nose or throat: a cloud of acrid smoke 2 formal an acrid comment, discussion etc is very critical or angry …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • acrid — UK [ˈækrɪd] / US adjective 1) an acrid smell or taste is very strong, bitter, and unpleasant in your nose and throat stinging, acrid petrol fumes 2) an acrid remark expresses criticism in a rather cruel way …   English dictionary


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