Variant of asperity
- roughness or harshness, as of surface, sound, weather, etc. or of circumstances
- harshness or sharpness of temper
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French asprete ; from Classical Latin asperitas, roughness ; from asper, rough ; from Indo-European an unverified form apo-spero-, repellent ; from base an unverified form apo-, away plush an unverified form sper-, to flick away, push
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