acrid


ac·rid

adjective \ˈa-krəd\

: bitter and unpleasant in taste or smell

Full Definition of ACRID

1
:  sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent in taste or odor :  irritating
2
:  deeply or violently bitter :  acrimonious <an acrid denunciation>
acrid·i·ty \a-ˈkri-də-tē, ə-\ noun
ac·rid·ly \ˈa-krəd-lē\ adverb
ac·rid·ness noun

Examples of ACRID

  1. Thick, acrid smoke rose from the factory.
  2. <there have been acrid relations between the two families ever since they fought over that strip of land>

Origin of ACRID

modification of Latin acr-, acer sharp — more at edge
First Known Use: 1712

ac·rid

adjective \ˈak-rəd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ACRID

: irritatingly sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent in taste or odor
ac·rid·ly adverb

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