Acrid Definition

ăkrĭd
adjective
acrider, acridest
Sharp, bitter, stinging, or irritating to the taste or smell.
Webster's New World
Bitter or sarcastic in speech, etc.
Webster's New World
Caustic in language or tone.
An acrid political campaign.
American Heritage
The definition of acrid is a thing or person that is bitter and/or harsh.
An example of acrid is the type of divorce where the couple fight over everything and purposely try to hurt one another.
YourDictionary

Causing heat and irritation; corrosive.

The bombardier beetle sprays acrid secretions to defend itself.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Acrid

Adjective

Base Form:
acrid
Comparative:
acrider
Superlative:
acridest

Origin of Acrid

  • From Latin ācris, from ācer (“sharp”); probably assimilated in form to acid. Cf. eager.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin ācer sharp (probably modeled on acid) ak- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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