acridity

  • 1 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… …

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

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

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  • 4 acridity — noun see acrid …

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  • 5 acridity — See acrid. * * * …

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

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  • 7 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,… …

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

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  • 9 acridity — n. quality of being bitter, quality of being irritating; quality of being caustic, acerbity …

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  • 10 acridity — n. See acridness …

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  • 11 acridity — acrid·i·ty …

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  • 12 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:… …

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  • 13 acrid — acridity /euh krid i tee/, acridness, n. acridly, adv. /ak rid/, adj. 1. sharp or biting to the taste or smell; bitterly pungent; irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.: acrid smoke from burning rubber. 2. extremely or sharply stinging or bitter;… …

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  • 14 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: ↑ …

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  • 15 acerbity — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Sourness] Syn. astringency, tartness, acidity; see bitterness 1 . 2. [Harshness] Syn. irritability, asperity, mordancy; see roughness 2 , rudeness , sarcasm . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. sourness bitterness,… …

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  • 16 acidity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sourness, bitterness, acridity, acidosis, acidulousness, hyperacidity, tartness, sharpness, acridness, pungency, fermentation, vinegariness, harshness, causticity, astringency, keenness. Ant. sweetness*, alkalinity,… …

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  • 17 mordacity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sharpness, acerbity, acridity; see bitterness 1 , 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Irony or bitterness, as of tone: acerbity, acidity, acridity, causticity, corrosiveness, mordancy, sarcasm, trenchancy. See LAUGHTER,… …

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  • 18 Acritude — Ac ri*tude, n. [L. acritudo, from acer sharp.] Acridity; pungency joined with heat. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 19 Capsaicin — Cap*sa i*cin, n. [From {Capsicum}.] (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance extracted from the {Capsicum annuum}, and giving off vapors of intense acridity. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 20 Capsicum annuum — Capsaicin Cap*sa i*cin, n. [From {Capsicum}.] (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance extracted from the {Capsicum annuum}, and giving off vapors of intense acridity. [1913 Webster] …

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