Acrid is defined as a sharp, bitter taste or smell that is unpleasant.(adjective)
An example of acrid is the smell of sour milk.
The definition of acrid is a thing or person that is bitter and/or harsh.(adjective)
An example of acrid is the type of divorce where the couple fight over everything and purposely try to hurt one another.
See acrid in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L acris, fem. of acer, sharp < IE base *a- (see acid): form infl. by acid
See acrid in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Latin ācer, sharp (probably modeled on acid); see ak- in Indo-European roots.
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