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acrid


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acrid  \Ac"rid\,  a.  [L.  acer  sharp;  prob.  assimilated  in  form  to 
  acid.  See  {Eager}.] 
  1.  Sharp  and  harsh,  or  bitter  and  not  to  the  taste;  pungent; 
  as  acrid  salts. 
 
  2.  Causing  heat  and  irritation;  corrosive;  as  acrid 
  secretions. 
 
  3.  Caustic;  bitter;  bitterly  irritating;  as  acrid  temper, 
  mind,  writing. 
 
  {Acrid  poison},  a  poison  which  irritates,  corrodes,  or  burns 
  the  parts  to  which  it  is  applied. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acrid 
  adj  1:  strong  and  sharp;  "the  acrid  smell  of  buorning  rubber" 
  2:  harsh  or  corrosive  in  tone;  "an  acerbic  tone  piercing 
  otherwise  flowery  prose";  "a  barrage  of  acid  comments"; 
  "her  acrid  remarks  make  her  many  enemies";  "bitter  words"; 
  "blistering  criticism";  "caustic  jokes  about  political 
  assassination,  talk-show  hosts  and  medical  ethics";  "a 
  sulfurous  denunciation"  [syn:  {acerb},  {acerbic},  {acid}, 
  {bitter},  {blistering},  {caustic},  {sulfurous},  {sulphurous}, 
  {venomous},  {virulent},  {vitriolic}] 




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