Acrid

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Acrid \Ac"rid\, adjective [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.

2. Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions.

3. Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper, mind, writing.

{Acrid poison}, a poison which irritates, corrodes, or burns the parts to which it is applied. Acridity

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

acrid

adjective

1: strong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes"; "the acrid smell of burning rubber" [syn: {pungent}, {acrid}]

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"; "a vitriolic critique" [syn: {acerb}, {acerbic}, {acid}, {acrid}, {bitter}, {blistering}, {caustic}, {sulfurous}, {sulphurous}, {virulent}, {vitriolic}]


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