Synonyms for asperity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-sper-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : əˈspɛr ɪ ti

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Définition of asperity

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • "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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