Synonyms for asperity
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : uh-sper-i-tee|
|Phonetic Transcription : əˈspɛr ɪ ti|
Top 10 synonyms for asperity
Définition of asperityOrigin :
- c.1200, asprete "hardship, harshness of feelings," a figurative use, from Old French asperité "difficulty, painful situation, harsh treatment" (12c., Modern French âpreté), from Latin asperitatem (nominative asperitas) "roughness," from asper "rough, harsh," of unknown origin; in Latin used also of sour wine, bad weather, and hard times. Figurative meaning "harshness of feeling" attested from early 15c.
- noun harshness; bad temper
- "I've not the slightest doubt of that," returned the old lady with asperity.
- Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
- "Quite unnecessary, Smithson," Gilder returned, with asperity.
- Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
- "It wasn't very polite," said Mrs. Bartlett with some asperity.
- Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
- "You will if you wait," advised Farrell, a tinge of asperity in his tone.
- Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
- From this Claude went on to remark with asperity that Murillo painted like an ignoramus.
- Extract from : « The Fat and the Thin » by Emile Zola
- I tried to express my grief and sympathy, but he cut me short with some asperity.
- Extract from : « The Stark Munro Letters » by J. Stark Munro
- “No doubt he thought she was worth it,” said Tresler, with some asperity.
- Extract from : « The Night Riders » by Ridgwell Cullum
- "She will be guided by us in this," the Bishop rejoined with asperity.
- Extract from : « The Wild Geese » by Stanley John Weyman
- "I shall want a horse presently," he said with some asperity to the old man.
- Extract from : « Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard » by Joseph Conrad
- "That is an agent's view of the matter," said Bramleigh, with asperity.
- Extract from : « The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly » by Charles James Lever
Antonyms for asperity
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