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acrid | acridity

acrid acridity
sharp and unpleasant
  • How to Memorize
    • acrid - bitter
  • Analysis

    The word ‘acrid’ is generally used to express a smell or taste that is unpleasantly pungent enough to sting the nose or throat. However, it can also be used in a formal way to describe a person’s angry or sharp tone or demeanour.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsacerbiccaustic, sour,
    Antonymsamicablehoneyed, savoury,
  • Example(s)
    1. As the fire grew in intensity, acrid smoke began to pour from the building.

    2. The acridity of his criticism shocked me. I didn’t expect it to be so vitriolic.

    3. The food had an unpleasant odour and an acrid taste. I think something in it had gone off.