Acridity
Acridity A*crid"i*ty, Acridness Ac"rid*ness . The quality of being acrid or pungent; irritant bitterness; extreme bitterness; acrimony; as, the acridity of a plant, of a speech.

Syn: acridness [1913 Webster]

2. having an acrid smell.

Syn: pungency [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • acridity — acrid ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unpleasantly bitter or pungent. DERIVATIVES acridity noun acridly adverb. ORIGIN from Latin acer sharp, pungent …   English terms dictionary

  • acridity — noun 1. having an acrid smell • Hypernyms: ↑smell, ↑odor, ↑odour, ↑olfactory sensation, ↑olfactory perception 2. extreme bitterness the acridity of alkali • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • acridity — noun see acrid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acridity — See acrid. * * * …   Universalium

  • acridity — noun a) bitterness or acerbity b) An acrid taste or smell. Syn: acridness …   Wiktionary

  • acridity — Synonyms and related words: acerbity, acidity, acidness, acidulousness, acridness, acrimony, acuity, acumination, acuteness, asperity, astringence, astringency, bite, bitingness, bitter pill, bitterness, causticity, causticness, corrosiveness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • acridity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Irony or bitterness, as of tone: acerbity, acidity, causticity, corrosiveness, mordacity, mordancy, sarcasm, trenchancy. See LAUGHTER, RESPECT …   English dictionary for students

  • acridity — n. quality of being bitter, quality of being irritating; quality of being caustic, acerbity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acridity — n. See acridness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • acridity — acrid·i·ty …   English syllables

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