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acrid

ac·rid

acrid

 
pronunciation:
ae krihd
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: bitter in taste or smell; sharply irritating.
The grapefruit juice was not fresh and had an acrid taste.
synonyms:
acerbic, biting, bitter, nasty, pungent, sharp, stinging
antonyms:
aromatic, savory
similar words:
acid, astringent, burning, caustic, cutting, harsh, irritating, malodorous, mordant, rough, smarting, tart, vinegary
definition 2: sharp or biting in language or tone.
Somewhat offended, she couldn't resist making an acrid comment in return.
synonyms:
acerbic, acid, acidulous, astringent, biting, bitter, caustic, cutting, mordant, pungent, sharp, tart, vinegary, vitriolic
antonyms:
kindly, pleasant
similar words:
contemptuous, harsh, incisive, irritating, nasty, sarcastic, sardonic, scathing, sour, splenetic, subacid
derivations: acridly (adv.), acridity (n.), acridness (n.)
Word Parts
The word acrid contains the following part:
ac, acr, acer Latin root that means sharp, bitter, sour