What does acrid mean?

Definitions for acridˈæk rɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word acrid.

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

  4. Origin: [L. acer sharp; prob. assimilated in form to acid. See Eager.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Acrid

    ak′rid, adj. biting to the taste: pungent: bitter.—ns. Acrid′ity, Ac′ridness, quality of being acrid: a sharp, bitter taste. [L. acer, acris, sharp—root ak, sharp.]

Anagrams for acrid »

  1. cardi, daric, Dirac, R acid


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acrid in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acrid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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