Synonyms for acrid

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ak-rid
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæk rɪd

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Définition of acrid

Origin :
  • 1712, formed irregularly from Latin acer (fem. acris) "sharp, pungent, bitter, eager, fierce," from PIE *akri- "sharp," from root *ak- "be sharp, rise (out) to a point, pierce" (cf. Oscan akrid (ablative singular) "sharply;" Greek akis "sharp point," akros "at the farthest point, highest, outermost," akantha "thorn," akme "summit, edge;" also oxys "sharp, bitter;" Sanskrit acri- "corner, edge," acani- "point of an arrow," asrih "edge;" Lithuanian ašmuo "sharpness," akstis "sharp stick;" Old Lithuanian aštras, Lithuanian aštrus "sharp;" Old Church Slavonic ostru, Russian óstryj "sharp;" Old Irish er "high;" Welsh ochr "edge, corner, border;" Old Norse eggja "goad;" Old English ecg "sword"). The -id suffix probably is in imitation of acid. Acrious (1670s) is a correct formation, but seldom seen.
  • adj bitter, sour to taste
  • adj nasty in behavior or words
Example sentences :
  • His mouth was full of something that burned, a liquid hot, acrid, and stinging.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • The great box-plants, the great box-plants with their acrid, perturbing perfume!
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • The acrid odor of the atmosphere was already beginning to be disagreeable.
  • Extract from : « Priestess of the Flame » by Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • A few should be avoided because of their acrid taste or their strong odor.
  • Extract from : « The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise » by M. E. Hard
  • Its taste is acrid, and it grows in lawns and pastures from June to September.
  • Extract from : « The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise » by M. E. Hard
  • "You are indulging that acrid humour of yours again, my friend," Binet interrupted him.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • The Tavern “office” was crowded and hazy with acrid blue smoke.
  • Extract from : « Once to Every Man » by Larry Evans
  • All this came out of her like an unctuous trickle of some acrid oil.
  • Extract from : « The Arrow of Gold » by Joseph Conrad
  • The acrid scent of incense was as the breath of spent prayer.
  • Extract from : « Olive in Italy » by Moray Dalton
  • A chlorinated mist, acrid to the eye, and burning to the nose, crawled about the room.
  • Extract from : « Erik Dorn » by Ben Hecht

Antonyms for acrid

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