Simple Definition of acrid
: bitter and unpleasant in taste or smell
Examples of acrid
Thick, acrid smoke rose from the factory.
<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
Synonym Discussion of acrid
Medical Definition of acrid
: irritatingly sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent in taste or odor
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