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Meaning of ACRID

Pronunciation:  'akrid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  strong and sharp; "the acrid smell of burning rubber"

ACRID is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: acerb, acerbic, acid, bitter, blistering, caustic, pungent, sulfurous, sulphurous, unpleasant, venomous, virulent, vitriolic



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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

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.

Thesaurus Terms
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