Definitions for acridˈæk rɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ac•ridˈæk rɪd(adj.)

  1. harshly or bitterly pungent in taste or smell; irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.

  2. sharply stinging or bitter; caustic:

    acrid remarks.

Origin of acrid:

1705–15; < L ācr- (s. of ācer) sharp, sour


Princeton's WordNet

  1. pungent, acrid(adj)

    strong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes"

    "the acrid smell of burning rubber"

  2. acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic(adj)

    harsh or corrosive in tone

    "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"


  1. acrid(Adjective)

    Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not to the taste; pungent.

    Sodium polyacrylate is an acrid salt.

  2. acrid(Adjective)

    Causing heat and irritation; corrosive

    The bombardier beetle sprays acrid secretions to defend themselves.

  3. acrid(Adjective)

    Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating

    That man has an acrid temper.

  4. Origin: From acris, from acer; probably assimilated in form to acid. Cf. eager.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acrid(adj)

    sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; as, acrid salts

  2. Acrid(adj)

    causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions

  3. Acrid(adj)

    caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper, mind, writing

Anagrams of acrid

  1. cardi, daric, Dirac, R acid

Translations for acrid

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


harsh in smell or taste

The acrid smell of smoke filled the room.

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