Examples of acrid in a Sentence
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
Did You Know?
Acrid exactly fits the smoke from a fire—a burning building or forest, for example. Dense smog may cast an acrid pall over a city, making throats burn and eyes sting. But, like acid and acerbic, acrid sometimes also describes nonphysical things, such as the remarks of a bitter person.
Origin and Etymology of acrid
modification of Latin acr-, acer sharp — more at edge
First Known Use: 1633
Synonym Discussion of acrid
ACRID Defined for Kids
Definition of acrid for Students
1 : sharp or bitter in taste or odor
2 : very harsh or unpleasant an acrid manner
Medical Definition of acrid
: irritatingly sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent in taste or odor
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