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Definitions of acrid

  1. An acrid or irritant poison. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Acridly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. strong and sharp; "the acrid smell of burning rubber" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; as, acrid salts. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper, mind, writing. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Sharp or bitter to the taste, as vinegar; pungent; irritating; stinging. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Biting to the taste; pungent: bitter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Harsh or biting to the taste. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Of a cutting, burning taste; pungent; bitter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Sharp or biting to the taste; pungent; bitter; acrimonious. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for acrid

  1. And so it was with the acrid pleasure he had promised himself that he said to the visitor, bending over the double handful of gold, " Guess it looks good to you." – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  2. Some gusts of wind arrived, bearing along an acrid odour. – The New Book Of Martyrs by Georges Duhamel
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