acridness
noun see acrid

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  • Acridness — 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acridness — See acridity. * * * …   Universalium

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

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

  • acridness — n. 1. Acridity, sharpness, pungency, poignancy. 2. Severity, harshness, hardness. See acrimony, 2 …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • acridness — ac·rid·ness …   English syllables

  • acridness — noun 1. extreme bitterness the acridity of alkali • Syn: ↑acridity • Hypernyms: ↑bitterness, ↑bitter 2. the quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or tone • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acrid — adjective Etymology: modification of Latin acr , acer sharp more at edge Date: 1712 1. sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent in taste or odor ; irritating 2. deeply or violently bitter ; acrimonious < an acrid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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